(415 ILCS 97/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
(a) Mercury switches removed from end-of-life vehicles must be managed in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act and regulations adopted thereunder.
(b) No person shall represent that all mercury switches have been removed from a vehicle if all mercury switches have not been removed from the vehicle, except where a mercury switch cannot be removed from the vehicle because the switch is inaccessible due to significant damage to the vehicle in the area surrounding the switch.
(c) Consistent with the protection of confidential business information, vehicle recyclers, vehicle crushers, and scrap metal recyclers that remove mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles must maintain records documenting the following for each calendar quarter:
(1) the number of mercury switches the vehicle
The records required under this subsection (c) must be retained at the vehicle recycler's or scrap metal recycler's place of business for a minimum of 3 years and made available for inspection and copying by the Agency during normal business hours.
(d) For the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 and for each period of July 1 through June 30 thereafter, no later than 45 days after the close of the period vehicle recyclers, vehicle crushers, and scrap metal recyclers that remove mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles must submit to the Agency an annual report containing the following information for the period: (i) the number of mercury switches the vehicle recycler, vehicle crusher, or scrap metal recycler removed from end-of-life vehicles; (ii) the number of end-of-life vehicles received by the vehicle recycler, vehicle crusher, or scrap metal recycler that contain one or more mercury switches; and (iii) the number of end-of-life vehicles the vehicle recycler, vehicle crusher, or scrap metal recycler flattened, crushed, shredded, or otherwise processed for recycling. Data required to be reported to the United States Environmental Protection Agency under federal law or regulation may be used in meeting requirements of this subsection (d), if the data contains the information required under items (i), (ii), and (iii) of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16