TITLE 62: MINING
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PART 240 THE ILLINOIS OIL AND GAS ACT
SECTION 240.895 PRODUCED WATER SPILL REMEDIATION REQUIREMENTS
Section 240.895 Produced Water Spill Remediation Requirements
a) All spills of produced water that occur after November 8, 1993, from wells, flowlines, pits, concrete storage structures, tanks or containment dikes, shall as soon as practicable be contained using earthen dikes and other containment measures to minimize the amount of area affected by the spill.
b) All impounded produced water shall be picked up and removed from the site for disposal into a Class II UIC well.
c) The affected area shall be limed with at least 50 lbs. of agricultural grade lime per 100 square feet of affected area and tilled to a depth of at least 4 inches.
d) In determining whether the Department will require additional remediation action to be taken by the permittee, which may include flushing of the area with freshwater, the addition of organic material (e.g., peat moss, straw), additional chemical treatment, additional disking the soil, or soil removal, the permittee shall be required to submit within 90 days after the spill date, on a form prescribed by the Department, the following information:
1) the quantity and areal extent of the spill;
2) the nature of the soil;
3) the flow capacity of affected surface waters;
4) the public safety;
5) the proximity of freshwaters, surface waters, and surface drainage features;
6) explanation of spill cause; and
7) planned efforts to prevent and minimize the effects of future spills.
e) Additional reports are required each 90 days until the spill remediation is completed and approved by the Department.
(Source: Amended at 25 Ill. Reg. 9045, effective July 9, 2001)