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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)
Nonnegligible ethylene oxide emissions sources.
(a) In this Section, "nonnegligible ethylene oxide
emissions source" means an ethylene oxide emissions source
permitted by the Agency that currently emits more than 150
pounds of ethylene oxide as reported on the source's 2017 Toxic
Release Inventory and is located in a county with a population
of at least 700,000 based on 2010 census data. "Nonnegligible
ethylene oxide emissions source" does not include facilities
that are ethylene oxide sterilization sources or hospitals that
are licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or operated under
the University of Illinois Hospital Act.
(b) Beginning 180 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, no nonnegligible
ethylene oxide emissions source shall conduct activities that
cause ethylene oxide emissions unless the owner or operator of
the nonnegligible ethylene oxide emissions source submits for
review and approval of the Agency a plan describing how the