(410 ILCS 170/15)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 15. Coal tar sealant disclosure; State property.
    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act or any other law to the contrary, a State agency that undertakes a pavement engineering project requiring the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product for pavement engineering-related use shall request a base bid with an alternative for asphalt-based or latex-based sealant product as a part of the project. The State agency shall consider whether asphalt-based or latex-based sealant product should be used for the project based upon the costs involved and shall incorporate asphalt-based or latex-based sealant product into a pavement engineering project if the cost of using asphalt-based or latex-based sealant product is equal to or less than the coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product.
    (b) On or before May 1, 2023, the Department shall adopt rules for the procedures and standards to be used in assessing acceptable levels of high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content of a pavement seal applied to any State agency property. The rules shall, at a minimum, include provisions regarding testing parameters and the notification of screening results.
    (c) This Section does not apply to a pavement engineering project requiring the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product for pavement engineering-related use on a highway structure conducted by or under the authority of the Department of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 102-242, eff. 1-1-23.)