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Full Text of HB0164  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/22/2021, by Rep. Jeff Keicher


415 ILCS 5/15  from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1015

    Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires all water main-related appurtenances, including fire hydrants and valves, to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency's written approval of a proposed water main installation project.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 5/15)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1015)
7    Sec. 15. Plans and specifications; demonstration of
8capability; record retention.
9    (a) Owners of public water supplies, their authorized
10representative, or legal custodians, shall submit plans and
11specifications to the Agency and obtain written approval
12before construction of any proposed public water supply
13installations, changes, or additions is started. Plans and
14specifications shall be complete and of sufficient detail to
15show all proposed construction, changes, or additions that may
16affect sanitary quality, mineral quality, or adequacy of the
17public water supply; and, where necessary, said plans and
18specifications shall be accompanied by supplemental data as
19may be required by the Agency to permit a complete review
20thereof. In the case of water main installation projects, all
21water main-related appurtenances, including, but not limited
22to, fire hydrants and valves, shall be included in the
23Agency's written approval.



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1    (b) All new public water supplies established after
2October 1, 1999 shall demonstrate technical, financial, and
3managerial capacity as a condition for issuance of a
4construction or operation permit by the Agency or its
5designee. The demonstration shall be consistent with the
6technical, financial, and managerial provisions of the federal
7Safe Drinking Water Act (P.L. 93-523), as now or hereafter
8amended. The Agency is authorized to adopt rules in accordance
9with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to implement
10the purposes of this subsection. Such rules must take into
11account the need for the facility, facility size,
12sophistication of treatment of the water supply, and financial
13requirements needed for operation of the facility.
14    (c) Except as otherwise provided under Board rules, owners
15and operators of community water systems must maintain all
16records, reports, and other documents related to the operation
17of the community water system for a minimum of 10 years.
18Documents required to be maintained under this subsection (c)
19include, but are not limited to, all billing records and other
20documents related to the purchase of water from other
21community water systems. Documents required to be maintained
22under this subsection (c) must be maintained on the premises
23of the community water system, or at a convenient location
24near its premises, and must be made available to the Agency for
25inspection and copying during normal business hours.
26(Source: P.A. 96-603, eff. 8-24-09.)