101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/15/2019, by Sen. John F. Curran
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that in the event of
an ethylene oxide leak a facility shall issue a notice to all affected
property owners and local government within 2,500 feet of the leak site.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
adding Section 9.16 as follows:
(415 ILCS 5/9.16 new)
Notice for facilities emitting ethylene oxide.
(a) Any facility that self-reports an ethylene oxide leak
or is found to be in violation concerning an ethylene oxide
leak shall issue a notice to all affected property owners and
units of local government within 2,500 feet of the leak site.
The notice system shall be funded by the facility. The notice
shall, at a minimum, contain the following information:
(1) the name and address of the site or facility where
the leak occurred or is suspected to have occurred;
(2) the identification and approximate amount of the
contaminant leaked or suspected to have been leaked;
(3) information as to whether the contaminant was
leaked or suspected to have been leaked into the air, land,
(4) a brief description of the potential adverse health
effects posed by the contaminant;
(5) the name, business address, and phone number of