(605 ILCS 5/4-106)
    Sec. 4-106. Preservation of bridge infrastructure.
    (a) The Department may adopt rules governing all corrosion prevention projects carried out on eligible bridges. Rules may include a process for ensuring that corrosion prevention and mitigation methods are carried out according to corrosion prevention industry standards adopted by the Department for eligible bridges that include:
        (1) a plan to prevent environmental degradation that
could occur as a result of carrying out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods including the careful handling and containment of hazardous materials; and
        (2) consulting and interacting directly with, for the
purpose of utilizing trained personnel specializing in the design and inspection of corrosion prevention and mitigation methods on bridges.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Corrosion" means a naturally occurring phenomenon commonly defined as the deterioration of a metal that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment.
    "Corrosion prevention and mitigation methods" means:
        (1) the preparation, application, installation,
removal, or general maintenance as necessary of a protective coating system including the following:
            (A) surface preparation and coating application
on an eligible bridge, but does not include gunite or similar materials; or
            (B) shop painting of structural steel fabricated
for installation as part of an eligible bridge.
    "Corrosion prevention project" means carrying out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods during construction, alteration, maintenance, repair work on permanently exposed portions of an eligible bridge, or at any other time necessary on an eligible bridge. "Corrosion prevention project" does not include traffic control or clean-up related to surface preparation or the application of any curing compound or other substance onto or into any cement, cementitious substrate, or bituminous material.
    "Eligible bridge" means a bridge or overpass the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair work on which is funded directly by, or provided other assistance through, a municipality, a public-private partnership, the State, the federal government, or some combination thereof. "Eligible bridge" does not include a bridge or overpass that is being demolished, removed, or replaced.
    (c) The requirements of this Section do not apply to an individual licensed under the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 or the Structural Engineering Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 101-226, eff. 6-1-20.)