(225 ILCS 225/4)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 116.304)
(a) After January 1, 1974, no person or private sewage disposal
system contractor may construct, install, modify, repair, maintain, or
service a private sewage disposal system or transport and dispose of waste
removed therefrom, in such a manner that does not comply with the
requirements of this Act and the private sewage disposal code promulgated
hereunder by the Department. A person who owns and occupies a single
family dwelling and who constructs, installs, maintains, services or cleans
the private sewage disposal system which serves his single family residence
shall not be required to be licensed under this Act, however, such person
shall comply with all other provisions of this Act and the private sewage
disposal code promulgated hereunder by the Department.
Any person who constructs, installs, repairs, modifies, or maintains a
private sewage disposal system, other than a system which serves his own
single family residence, shall be licensed by the Department as a Private
Sewage System Installation Contractor and any person who cleans or pumps
waste from a private sewage disposal system, other than a system which
serves his own single family residence, or hauls or disposes of wastes
removed therefrom shall be licensed by the Department as a Private Sewage
Disposal System Pumping Contractor in accordance with this Act.
(b) No new private sewage disposal system shall be installed by any
person until drawings, specifications and other information requested by
the Department are submitted to and reviewed by the Department and found to
comply with the private sewage disposal code, and until approval for the
installation of such system is issued by the Department.
(c) The licensing requirements of this Act shall not apply to any
person who cleans or pumps, hauls or disposes of waste from chemical
toilets located in an underground coal mine. This waste shall be (i)
transported to and disposed of at a sewage treatment facility permitted by
the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and located on the mine
property, or (ii) stored on-site in a sanitary manner pending removal and
subsequent disposal by a licensed private sewage disposal pumping contractor.
(d) There is hereby created in the State treasury a special fund to be known as the Private Sewage Disposal Program Fund. All fees collected by the Department for exams, licenses, permits, and fines in accordance with this Act shall be deposited into the Fund and shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to the Department. Gifts, grants and other monies from any source available for this purpose may be deposited into the Fund. Subject to appropriation, money from this Fund shall be used by the Department to administer this Act. Interest attributable to monies in this Fund shall be returned to the Fund. Monies in the Fund shall be appropriated and used only for the purposes stated in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-767, eff. 8-28-09.)