(415 ILCS 5/9.3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1009.3)
Alternative control strategies.
(a) The General Assembly finds that control strategies, including
emission limitations, alternative but environmentally equivalent to those
required by Board regulations or the terms of this Act, can assure equivalent
protection of the environment and that the use of such alternative control
strategies can encourage technological innovation, reduce the likelihood
of shutdown of older sources, and can result in decreased costs of compliance
and increased availability of resources for use in productive capital
(c) On or before December 31, 1982, the Board shall adopt regulations
establishing a permit program pursuant to Section 39.1 in accordance with
Title VII of this Act.
(d) Board rules pursuant to this Section 9.3 shall set forth reasonable
requirements for issuance of an alternative control strategy permit, provided
that the Board may not impose any condition or requirement more stringent
than required by the Clean Air Act or for compliance with this Act or other
Board regulations thereunder. The Agency shall promptly adopt any necessary
procedures for the administration of such permit programs. The burden of
establishing that any procedure, condition or requirement imposed by the
Agency in or for the issuance of a permit is more stringent than required
by applicable law shall be upon the permit applicant.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)