101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/4/2020, by Sen. Laura Fine
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure Act. Requires specified
persons and entities, public schools and public school districts, and State
agencies to disclose the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic
aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product. Requires public schools or public
school districts and State agencies to post, for a minimum of 10 years
after application, signage regarding the dangers such use poses. Provides
requirements for disclosures made and signage posted under the Act.
Requires persons or entities to provide information regarding alternative
sealant upon request and public schools or public school districts and the
State to seek an asphalt-based sealant when distributing any request for
proposals. Requires public schools or public school districts and State
agencies to determine whether specified benefits of alternative products
outweigh the cost, and if so to use them. On or before January 1, 2021,
requires the Department of Public Health to adopt rules for prescribed
procedures and standards to be used in assessing acceptable levels of high
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content of pavement seals on properties
covered under the Act. Provides that the Department, in consultation with
the State Board of Education, shall conduct outreach to public schools and
public school districts regarding coal tar-based sealant and high
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon product. Provides that units of local
government shall adopt ordinances providing for the enforcement of the Act.
Provides that a person or entity who commits a violation of the Act shall
be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000
and that each incidence of violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
Contains other provisions.
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Tar Sealant Disclosure Act.
In this Act:
"Coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbon sealant product" means a pavement sealant material
containing coal tar or a high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
content greater than 0.1% by weight.
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Safety data sheet" means a document describing the
properties and methods of the handling and use of a substance,
compound, or mixture and containing the following information
with respect to the substance, compound, or mixture:
(1) The chemical name, common name, trade name, and the
identity used on the label.
(2) Physical and chemical characteristics, including,
but not limited to, vapor pressure and flash point.
(3) Physical hazards, including the potential for
fire, explosion, or reactivity.
(4) Known acute and chronic health effects of exposure,
including, but not limited to, signs and symptoms of