(415 ILCS 15/4)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5954)
(a) By March 1, 1991, each county with a population of
100,000 or more and each municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or
more, and by March 1, 1995, each county with a population of less than
100,000, shall submit to the Agency an officially adopted plan for the
management of municipal waste generated within its boundaries. Such plan
shall conform with the waste management hierarchy established as State
policy in subsection (b) of Section 2 of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act.
(b) The Agency shall review each county waste management plan to ensure
consistency with the requirements of this Act and, if warranted, return it
to the county with specific recommendations
for improving the plan within 90 days after the plan is submitted. If the
plan is returned, the county shall consider the Agency recommendations, make
any appropriate revisions, and adopt a revised plan by September 1, 1991,
or by September 1, 1995 in the case of a county with a population of less than 100,000.
(c) Each waste management plan shall contain, at a minimum, the following provisions:
(1) A description of the origin, content and weight or volume of
municipal waste currently generated within the county's boundaries, and the
origin, content, and weight or volume of municipal waste that will be
generated within the county's boundaries during the next 20 years,
including an assessment of the primary variables affecting this estimate
and the extent to which they can reasonably be expected to occur.
(2) A description of the facilities where municipal waste is currently
being processed or disposed of and the remaining available permitted capacity
of such facilities.
(3) A description of the facilities and programs that are proposed for
the management of municipal waste generated within the county's boundaries
during the next 20 years, including, but not limited to their size,
expected cost and financing method.
(4) An evaluation of the environmental, energy, life cycle cost and
economic advantages and disadvantages of the proposed waste management
facilities and programs.
(5) A description of the time schedule for the development
and operation of each proposed facility or program.
(6) The identity of potential sites within the county where each
proposed waste processing, disposal and recycling program will be located
or an explanation of how the sites will be chosen. For any facility outside
the county that the county proposes to utilize, the plan shall explain the
reasons for selecting such facility.
(7) The identity of the governmental entity that will be responsible for
implementing the plan on behalf of the county and explanation of the legal
basis for the entity's authority to do so.
(8) Any other information that the Agency may require.
(d) Any county may delegate power to a municipality within the county or
Municipal Joint Action Agency for the specific purpose of preparing the
waste management plan or any portion thereof under this Act.
(e) Counties may, by intergovernmental agreement, jointly create and
administer their solid waste management plans, provided that such joint
plans fulfill all the requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-228.)