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 Bill Status of SB2027  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-MAHOMET AQUIFER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Scott M. Bennett - Chapin Rose - Melinda Bush

House Sponsors
(Rep. Carol Ammons - Sue Scherer, Gregory Harris, Chris Miller, Dan Caulkins and Grant Wehrli)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0573

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/21.7 new
415 ILCS 55/10 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Codifies the findings and recommendations of the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force established under P.A. 100-0403. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall identify unlined, thinly covered legacy landfills for inspection and study the landfills after prioritizing them based on potential hazards to surface water and groundwater resources. Prescribes required qualifications for Agency inspectors designated to identify and inspect legacy landfills. Provides that the Agency shall collect and archive information about landfills for present and long-term use, including manifests and engineering records. Provides that the Agency shall assemble location information about industries and companies that generate waste and that the resulting records should be available for use as confidential information by regulatory agencies but shall not be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Amends the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Agency, in consultation and cooperation with the Illinois State Geological Survey and the Illinois State Water Survey, shall design and implement a Pilot Project at the Pekin Metro Landfill in Tazewell County, to be completed by December 31, 2020. Provides that the Pilot Program shall perform specified tasks.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 2, and makes the following changes: Provides that, when prioritizing the unregulated or underregulated landfills (currently, only landfills) that overlie the Mahomet Aquifer for inspection, the Agency shall consider the specified factors. Requires the Agency to identify unknown, unregulated, or underregulated (currently, unpermitted) waste disposal sites that overlie (currently, that are located within the boundaries of) the Mahomet Aquifer. Removes language requiring the Prairie Research Institute to offer specified training to instruct landfill instructors for the routine inspection and management of landfills. Removes language requiring the Prairie Research Institute to provide the Agency with updates on developments in specified technologies and systems. Requires the Agency to (i) archive information about landfills prioritized for response action following inspection and investigation, including their ownership, operational details, and waste disposal history, and (ii) assemble location information about industries and companies that generate waste. Removes language requiring the information to be available for use as confidential information but exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. Removes language requiring the Agency to utilize the information and data collected from the project to create best management practices for addressing other landfills throughout the State. Requires the Agency, following the completion of the pilot project response actions, to (i) evaluate the use of aerial photography and other remote sensing technologies to aid in the inspection and investigation of landfills; and (ii) identify additional procedures, requirements, or authorities that may be appropriate or necessary to address threats to human health and the environment from other unregulated or underregulated landfills throughout the State.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
415 ILCS 5/13.9 new

Further amends the Environmental Protection Act to require the Prairie Research Institute to conduct a Mahomet Aquifer natural gas storage study using specified methods.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2019SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/14/2019SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/21/2019SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 008-000-000
  3/21/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 26, 2019
  4/9/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2019
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/12/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/12/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/12/2019SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 2, 2019
  4/25/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/25/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  4/30/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/1/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  5/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Environment and Conservation
  5/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Environment and Conservation
  5/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/2/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Bennett
  5/2/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/2/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 048-000-000
  5/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/2/2019HouseArrived in House
  5/2/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/2/2019HouseFirst Reading
  5/2/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/7/2019HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  5/10/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2019HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  5/14/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/14/2019HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Energy & Environment Committee; Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/14/2019HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  5/16/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 031-000-000
  5/16/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/22/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  5/24/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 018-000-000
  5/24/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  5/28/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/28/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  5/29/2019SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 30, 2019
  5/29/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/29/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 006-000-000
  5/30/2019SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 058-000-000
  5/30/2019SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2019SenateEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0573

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