(415 ILCS 5/17.10)
Carcinogenic volatile organic compounds in community water systems.
(a)(1) Findings. The General Assembly finds that carcinogenic volatile organic compounds have been detected in a number of community water systems in this State. The General Assembly further finds that it is in the best interest of the people of the State of Illinois to require owners and operators of community water systems to remove carcinogenic volatile organic compounds from finished water before their maximum contaminant levels are exceeded.
(2) Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to prevent carcinogenic volatile organic compounds from exceeding their maximum contaminant levels in the finished water of community water systems by requiring owners and operators of community water systems to take appropriate action when carcinogenic volatile organic compounds are detected in finished water.
(b) For purposes of this Section:
(1) "Carcinogen" means carcinogen as defined in
Section 58.2 of this Act.
(2) "Community water system", "finished water",
"maximum contaminant level", "method detection limit", and "volatile organic compound" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in rules adopted by the Board at Part 611 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
(c) If a carcinogenic volatile organic compound is detected in the finished water of a community water system at a concentration that equals or exceeds 50 percent of the carcinogenic volatile organic compound's maximum contaminant level and the Agency issues a notice under subdivision (a)(2)(B) of Section 25d-3 of this Act based on the presence of the carcinogenic volatile organic compound, the owner or operator of the community water system shall, within 45 days after the date the Agency issues the notice under subdivision (a)(2)(B) of Section 25d-3 of this Act, submit to the Agency a response plan designed to (i) prevent an exceedence of the maximum contaminant level in the finished water and (ii) reduce the concentration of the carcinogenic volatile organic compound so that it does not exceed the applicable method detection limit in the finished water. The response plan shall also include periodic sampling designed to measure and verify the effectiveness of the response plan.
(1) Upon Agency approval of the plan, with or without
modifications, the owner or operator of the community water system shall implement the plan. In approving, modifying, or denying a plan required under this Section, the Agency shall take into account the technical feasibility and economic reasonableness of the plan and any modification to the plan. The owner or operator shall submit status reports on the plan's implementation in accordance with a schedule approved by the Agency. Upon completion of the plan the owner or operator shall submit to the Agency for review and approval a response completion report.
(2) Any action by the Agency to disapprove or modify
a plan or report required under this Section shall be subject to appeal to the Board in accordance with the procedures of Section 40 of this Act.
(d)(1) No person required to submit a response plan under subsection (c) of this Section shall fail to submit the plan in accordance with the requirements of subsection (c).
(2) No person required to implement a response plan under subdivision (c)(1) of this Section shall fail to implement the plan in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (c)(1).
(3) No person required to submit a status report or a response completion report under subdivision (c)(1) of this Section shall fail to submit the report in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (c)(1).
(Source: P.A. 96-1366, eff. 7-28-10