(415 ILCS 5/52.3-3)
    Sec. 52.3-3. Effect of Environmental Management System Agreements.
    (a) An Environmental Management System Agreement shall operate in lieu of all applicable requirements under Illinois and federal environmental statutes, regulations, and existing permits that are identified in the Agreement. Any environmental statute, regulation, or condition in an existing permit that differs from a term or condition in an Agreement shall cease to apply from the effective date of an initial or renewed Agreement until it is terminated or expires.
    (b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, no Agreement entered into by the Agency may allow a participant to cause air or water pollution or an unauthorized release in violation of this Act.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall reduce, eliminate, or in any way affect any fees that a participant in this program may be subject to under any federal environmental statute or regulation or under this Act or any rule promulgated hereunder.
    (d) Applicants for participation in the Environmental Management System Agreement Program shall pay all costs associated with public notice and hearings.
(Source: P.A. 89-465, eff. 6-13-96.)