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ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
(415 ILCS 5/) Environmental Protection Act.

415 ILCS 5/Tit. XII

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. XII heading)
TITLE XII: PENALTIES

415 ILCS 5/42

    (415 ILCS 5/42) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1042)
    Sec. 42. Civil penalties.
    (a) Except as provided in this Section, any person that violates any provision of this Act or any regulation adopted by the Board, or any permit or term or condition thereof, or that violates any order of the Board pursuant to this Act, shall be liable for a civil penalty of not to exceed $50,000 for the violation and an additional civil penalty of not to exceed $10,000 for each day during which the violation continues; such penalties may, upon order of the Board or a court of competent jurisdiction, be made payable to the Environmental Protection Trust Fund, to be used in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section:
        (1) Any person that violates Section 12(f) of this
    
Act or any NPDES permit or term or condition thereof, or any filing requirement, regulation or order relating to the NPDES permit program, shall be liable to a civil penalty of not to exceed $10,000 per day of violation.
        (2) Any person that violates Section 12(g) of this
    
Act or any UIC permit or term or condition thereof, or any filing requirement, regulation or order relating to the State UIC program for all wells, except Class II wells as defined by the Board under this Act, shall be liable to a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 per day of violation; provided, however, that any person who commits such violations relating to the State UIC program for Class II wells, as defined by the Board under this Act, shall be liable to a civil penalty of not to exceed $10,000 for the violation and an additional civil penalty of not to exceed $1,000 for each day during which the violation continues.
        (3) Any person that violates Sections 21(f), 21(g),
    
21(h) or 21(i) of this Act, or any RCRA permit or term or condition thereof, or any filing requirement, regulation or order relating to the State RCRA program, shall be liable to a civil penalty of not to exceed $25,000 per day of violation.
        (4) In an administrative citation action under
    
Section 31.1 of this Act, any person found to have violated any provision of subsection (o) of Section 21 of this Act shall pay a civil penalty of $500 for each violation of each such provision, plus any hearing costs incurred by the Board and the Agency. Such penalties shall be made payable to the Environmental Protection Trust Fund, to be used in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act; except that if a unit of local government issued the administrative citation, 50% of the civil penalty shall be payable to the unit of local government.
        (4-5) In an administrative citation action under
    
Section 31.1 of this Act, any person found to have violated any provision of subsection (p) of Section 21, Section 22.38, Section 22.51, Section 22.51a, or subsection (k) of Section 55 of this Act shall pay a civil penalty of $1,500 for each violation of each such provision, plus any hearing costs incurred by the Board and the Agency, except that the civil penalty amount shall be $3,000 for each violation of any provision of subsection (p) of Section 21, Section 22.38, Section 22.51, Section 22.51a, or subsection (k) of Section 55 that is the person's second or subsequent adjudication violation of that provision. The penalties shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Trust Fund, to be used in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act; except that if a unit of local government issued the administrative citation, 50% of the civil penalty shall be payable to the unit of local government.
        (5) Any person who violates subsection 6 of Section
    
39.5 of this Act or any CAAPP permit, or term or condition thereof, or any fee or filing requirement, or any duty to allow or carry out inspection, entry or monitoring activities, or any regulation or order relating to the CAAPP shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 per day of violation.
        (6) Any owner or operator of a community water system
    
that violates subsection (b) of Section 18.1 or subsection (a) of Section 25d-3 of this Act shall, for each day of violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $5 for each of the premises connected to the affected community water system.
        (7) Any person who violates Section 52.5 of this Act
    
shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for the first violation of that Section and a civil penalty of up to $2,500 for a second or subsequent violation of that Section.
    (b.5) In lieu of the penalties set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this Section, any person who fails to file, in a timely manner, toxic chemical release forms with the Agency pursuant to Section 25b-2 of this Act shall be liable for a civil penalty of $100 per day for each day the forms are late, not to exceed a maximum total penalty of $6,000. This daily penalty shall begin accruing on the thirty-first day after the date that the person receives the warning notice issued by the Agency pursuant to Section 25b-6 of this Act; and the penalty shall be paid to the Agency. The daily accrual of penalties shall cease as of January 1 of the following year. All penalties collected by the Agency pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund.
    (c) Any person that violates this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order and causes the death of fish or aquatic life shall, in addition to the other penalties provided by this Act, be liable to pay to the State an additional sum for the reasonable value of the fish or aquatic life destroyed. Any money so recovered shall be placed in the Wildlife and Fish Fund in the State Treasury.
    (d) The penalties provided for in this Section may be recovered in a civil action.
    (e) The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General, may, at the request of the Agency or on his own motion, institute a civil action for an injunction, prohibitory or mandatory, to restrain violations of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order, or to require such other actions as may be necessary to address violations of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order.
    (f) The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General, shall bring such actions in the name of the people of the State of Illinois. Without limiting any other authority which may exist for the awarding of attorney's fees and costs, the Board or a court of competent jurisdiction may award costs and reasonable attorney's fees, including the reasonable costs of expert witnesses and consultants, to the State's Attorney or the Attorney General in a case where he has prevailed against a person who has committed a willful, knowing, or repeated violation of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order.
    Any funds collected under this subsection (f) in which the Attorney General has prevailed shall be deposited in the Hazardous Waste Fund created in Section 22.2 of this Act. Any funds collected under this subsection (f) in which a State's Attorney has prevailed shall be retained by the county in which he serves.
    (g) All final orders imposing civil penalties pursuant to this Section shall prescribe the time for payment of such penalties. If any such penalty is not paid within the time prescribed, interest on such penalty at the rate set forth in subsection (a) of Section 1003 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, shall be paid for the period from the date payment is due until the date payment is received. However, if the time for payment is stayed during the pendency of an appeal, interest shall not accrue during such stay.
    (h) In determining the appropriate civil penalty to be imposed under subdivisions (a), (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3), (b)(5), (b)(6), or (b)(7) of this Section, the Board is authorized to consider any matters of record in mitigation or aggravation of penalty, including, but not limited to, the following factors:
        (1) the duration and gravity of the violation;
        (2) the presence or absence of due diligence on the
    
part of the respondent in attempting to comply with requirements of this Act and regulations thereunder or to secure relief therefrom as provided by this Act;
        (3) any economic benefits accrued by the respondent
    
because of delay in compliance with requirements, in which case the economic benefits shall be determined by the lowest cost alternative for achieving compliance;
        (4) the amount of monetary penalty which will serve
    
to deter further violations by the respondent and to otherwise aid in enhancing voluntary compliance with this Act by the respondent and other persons similarly subject to the Act;
        (5) the number, proximity in time, and gravity of
    
previously adjudicated violations of this Act by the respondent;
        (6) whether the respondent voluntarily
    
self-disclosed, in accordance with subsection (i) of this Section, the non-compliance to the Agency;
        (7) whether the respondent has agreed to undertake a
    
"supplemental environmental project", which means an environmentally beneficial project that a respondent agrees to undertake in settlement of an enforcement action brought under this Act, but which the respondent is not otherwise legally required to perform; and
        (8) whether the respondent has successfully completed
    
a Compliance Commitment Agreement under subsection (a) of Section 31 of this Act to remedy the violations that are the subject of the complaint.
    In determining the appropriate civil penalty to be imposed under subsection (a) or paragraph (1), (2), (3), (5), (6), or (7) of subsection (b) of this Section, the Board shall ensure, in all cases, that the penalty is at least as great as the economic benefits, if any, accrued by the respondent as a result of the violation, unless the Board finds that imposition of such penalty would result in an arbitrary or unreasonable financial hardship. However, such civil penalty may be off-set in whole or in part pursuant to a supplemental environmental project agreed to by the complainant and the respondent.
    (i) A person who voluntarily self-discloses non-compliance to the Agency, of which the Agency had been unaware, is entitled to a 100% reduction in the portion of the penalty that is not based on the economic benefit of non-compliance if the person can establish the following:
        (1) that either the regulated entity is a small
    
entity or the non-compliance was discovered through an environmental audit or a compliance management system documented by the regulated entity as reflecting the regulated entity's due diligence in preventing, detecting, and correcting violations;
        (2) that the non-compliance was disclosed in writing
    
within 30 days of the date on which the person discovered it;
        (3) that the non-compliance was discovered and
    
disclosed prior to:
            (i) the commencement of an Agency inspection,
        
investigation, or request for information;
            (ii) notice of a citizen suit;
            (iii) the filing of a complaint by a citizen, the
        
Illinois Attorney General, or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred;
            (iv) the reporting of the non-compliance by an
        
employee of the person without that person's knowledge; or
            (v) imminent discovery of the non-compliance by
        
the Agency;
        (4) that the non-compliance is being corrected and
    
any environmental harm is being remediated in a timely fashion;
        (5) that the person agrees to prevent a recurrence of
    
the non-compliance;
        (6) that no related non-compliance events have
    
occurred in the past 3 years at the same facility or in the past 5 years as part of a pattern at multiple facilities owned or operated by the person;
        (7) that the non-compliance did not result in serious
    
actual harm or present an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health or the environment or violate the specific terms of any judicial or administrative order or consent agreement;
        (8) that the person cooperates as reasonably
    
requested by the Agency after the disclosure; and
        (9) that the non-compliance was identified
    
voluntarily and not through a monitoring, sampling, or auditing procedure that is required by statute, rule, permit, judicial or administrative order, or consent agreement.
    If a person can establish all of the elements under this subsection except the element set forth in paragraph (1) of this subsection, the person is entitled to a 75% reduction in the portion of the penalty that is not based upon the economic benefit of non-compliance.
    For the purposes of this subsection (i), "small entity" has the same meaning as in Section 221 of the federal Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 601).
    (j) In addition to any other remedy or penalty that may apply, whether civil or criminal, any person who violates Section 22.52 of this Act shall be liable for an additional civil penalty of up to 3 times the gross amount of any pecuniary gain resulting from the violation.
    (k) In addition to any other remedy or penalty that may apply, whether civil or criminal, any person who violates subdivision (a)(7.6) of Section 31 of this Act shall be liable for an additional civil penalty of $2,000.
(Source: P.A. 102-310, eff. 8-6-21.)

415 ILCS 5/43

    (415 ILCS 5/43) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1043)
    Sec. 43. (a) In circumstances of substantial danger to the environment or to the public health of persons or to the welfare of persons where such danger is to the livelihood of such persons, the State's Attorney or Attorney General, upon request of the Agency or on his own motion, may institute a civil action for an immediate injunction to halt any discharge or other activity causing or contributing to the danger or to require such other action as may be necessary. The court may issue an ex parte order and shall schedule a hearing on the matter not later than 3 working days from the date of injunction.
    (b) If any term or condition of an NPDES permit issued under this Act for discharges from a publicly owned or publicly regulated sewage works is violated, the use of the sewage works by a contaminant source not using the works prior to a finding that the condition was violated:
    (i) may be prohibited by the public body owning or regulating such sewage works, pursuant to State law or local ordinance; or
    (ii) may be prohibited or restricted under the provisions of Title VIII of this Act; or
    (iii) the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General, at the request of the Agency or on his own motion, may proceed in a court of competent jurisdiction to secure such relief.
    (c) If an industrial user of a publicly owned or publicly regulated sewage works is not in compliance with a system of user charges required under State law or local ordinance or regulations or as a term or condition of any NPDES permit issued under this Act to the sewage works into which the user is discharging contaminants, the system of charges may be enforced directly against the industrial user--
    (i) by the public body owning or regulating such sewage works, pursuant to State law or local ordinance; or
    (ii) under the provisions of Title VIII of this Act; or
    (iii) the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General, at the request of the Agency or on his own motion, may proceed in a court of competent jurisdiction to secure such relief.
(Source: P.A. 78-862.)

415 ILCS 5/44

    (415 ILCS 5/44) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1044)
    Sec. 44. Criminal acts; penalties.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it shall be a Class A misdemeanor to violate this Act or regulations thereunder, or any permit or term or condition thereof, or knowingly to submit any false information under this Act or regulations adopted thereunder, or under any permit or term or condition thereof. A court may, in addition to any other penalty herein imposed, order a person convicted of any violation of this Act to perform community service for not less than 100 hours and not more than 300 hours if community service is available in the jurisdiction. It shall be the duty of all State and local law-enforcement officers to enforce such Act and regulations, and all such officers shall have authority to issue citations for such violations.
    (b) Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Calculated
    
Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste when, without lawful justification, he knowingly disposes of hazardous waste while knowing that he thereby places another person in danger of great bodily harm or creates an immediate or long-term danger to the public health or the environment.
        (2) Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste
    
is a Class 2 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste is subject to a fine not to exceed $500,000 for each day of such offense.
    (c) Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Criminal Disposal
    
of Hazardous Waste when, without lawful justification, he knowingly disposes of hazardous waste.
        (2) Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste is a Class 3
    
felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste is subject to a fine not to exceed $250,000 for each day of such offense.
    (d) Unauthorized Use of Hazardous Waste.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Unauthorized Use
    
of Hazardous Waste when he, being required to have a permit, registration, or license under this Act or any other law regulating the treatment, transportation, or storage of hazardous waste, knowingly:
            (A) treats, transports, or stores any hazardous
        
waste without such permit, registration, or license;
            (B) treats, transports, or stores any hazardous
        
waste in violation of the terms and conditions of such permit or license;
            (C) transports any hazardous waste to a facility
        
which does not have a permit or license required under this Act; or
            (D) transports by vehicle any hazardous waste
        
without having in each vehicle credentials issued to the transporter by the transporter's base state pursuant to procedures established under the Uniform Program.
        (2) A person who is convicted of a violation of
    
subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a Class 4 felony. A person who is convicted of a violation of subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of violating subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is subject to a fine not to exceed $100,000 for each day of such violation, and a person who is convicted of violating subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000.
    (e) Unlawful Delivery of Hazardous Waste.
        (1) Except as authorized by this Act or the federal
    
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly deliver hazardous waste.
        (2) Unlawful Delivery of Hazardous Waste is a Class 3
    
felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Unlawful Delivery of Hazardous Waste is subject to a fine not to exceed $250,000 for each such violation.
        (3) For purposes of this Section, "deliver" or
    
"delivery" means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer of possession of hazardous waste, with or without consideration, whether or not there is an agency relationship.
    (f) Reckless Disposal of Hazardous Waste.
        (1) A person commits Reckless Disposal of Hazardous
    
Waste if he disposes of hazardous waste, and his acts which cause the hazardous waste to be disposed of, whether or not those acts are undertaken pursuant to or under color of any permit or license, are performed with a conscious disregard of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such disposing of hazardous waste is a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.
        (2) Reckless Disposal of Hazardous Waste is a Class 4
    
felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Reckless Disposal of Hazardous Waste is subject to a fine not to exceed $50,000 for each day of such offense.
    (g) Concealment of Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Concealment of
    
Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste when he conceals, without lawful justification, the disposal of hazardous waste with the knowledge that such hazardous waste has been disposed of in violation of this Act.
        (2) Concealment of Criminal Disposal of a Hazardous
    
Waste is a Class 4 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Concealment of Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste is subject to a fine not to exceed $50,000 for each day of such offense.
    (h) Violations; False Statements.
        (1) Any person who knowingly makes a false material
    
statement in an application for a permit or license required by this Act to treat, transport, store, or dispose of hazardous waste commits the offense of perjury and shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
        (2) Any person who knowingly makes a false material
    
statement or representation in any label, manifest, record, report, permit or license, or other document filed, maintained, or used for the purpose of compliance with this Act in connection with the generation, disposal, treatment, storage, or transportation of hazardous waste commits a Class 4 felony. A second or any subsequent offense after conviction hereunder is a Class 3 felony.
        (3) Any person who knowingly destroys, alters, or
    
conceals any record required to be made by this Act in connection with the disposal, treatment, storage, or transportation of hazardous waste commits a Class 4 felony. A second or any subsequent offense after a conviction hereunder is a Class 3 felony.
        (4) Any person who knowingly makes a false material
    
statement or representation in any application, bill, invoice, or other document filed, maintained, or used for the purpose of receiving money from the Underground Storage Tank Fund commits a Class 4 felony. A second or any subsequent offense after conviction hereunder is a Class 3 felony.
        (4.5) Any person who knowingly makes a false material
    
statement or representation in any label, manifest, record, report, permit or license, or other document filed, maintained, or used for the purpose of compliance with Title XVI of this Act commits a Class 4 felony. Any second or subsequent offense after conviction hereunder is a Class 3 felony.
        (5) Any person who knowingly destroys, alters, or
    
conceals any record required to be made or maintained by this Act or required to be made or maintained by Board or Agency rules for the purpose of receiving money from the Underground Storage Tank Fund commits a Class 4 felony. A second or any subsequent offense after a conviction hereunder is a Class 3 felony.
        (6) A person who knowingly and falsely certifies
    
under Section 22.48 that an industrial process waste or pollution control waste is not special waste commits a Class 4 felony for a first offense and commits a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
        (7) In addition to any other penalties prescribed by
    
law, a person convicted of violating this subsection (h) is subject to a fine not to exceed $50,000 for each day of such violation.
        (8) Any person who knowingly makes a false,
    
fictitious, or fraudulent material statement, orally or in writing, to the Agency, or to a unit of local government to which the Agency has delegated authority under subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act, related to or required by this Act, a regulation adopted under this Act, any federal law or regulation for which the Agency has responsibility, or any permit, term, or condition thereof, commits a Class 4 felony, and each such statement or writing shall be considered a separate Class 4 felony. A person who, after being convicted under this paragraph (8), violates this paragraph (8) a second or subsequent time, commits a Class 3 felony.
    (i) Verification.
        (1) Each application for a permit or license to
    
dispose of, transport, treat, store, or generate hazardous waste under this Act shall contain an affirmation that the facts are true and are made under penalty of perjury as defined in Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012. It is perjury for a person to sign any such application for a permit or license which contains a false material statement, which he does not believe to be true.
        (2) Each request for money from the Underground
    
Storage Tank Fund shall contain an affirmation that the facts are true and are made under penalty of perjury as defined in Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012. It is perjury for a person to sign any request that contains a false material statement that he does not believe to be true.
    (j) Violations of Other Provisions.
        (1) It is unlawful for a person knowingly to violate:
            (A) subsection (f) of Section 12 of this Act;
            (B) subsection (g) of Section 12 of this Act;
            (C) any term or condition of any Underground
        
Injection Control (UIC) permit;
            (D) any filing requirement, regulation, or order
        
relating to the State Underground Injection Control (UIC) program;
            (E) any provision of any regulation, standard, or
        
filing requirement under subsection (b) of Section 13 of this Act;
            (F) any provision of any regulation, standard, or
        
filing requirement under subsection (b) of Section 39 of this Act;
            (G) any National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
        
System (NPDES) permit issued under this Act or any term or condition of such permit;
            (H) subsection (h) of Section 12 of this Act;
            (I) subsection 6 of Section 39.5 of this Act;
            (J) any provision of any regulation, standard or
        
filing requirement under Section 39.5 of this Act;
            (K) a provision of the Procedures for Asbestos
        
Emission Control in subsection (c) of Section 61.145 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations; or
            (L) the standard for waste disposal for
        
manufacturing, fabricating, demolition, renovation, and spraying operations in Section 61.150 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
        (2) A person convicted of a violation of subdivision
    
(1) of this subsection commits a Class 4 felony, and in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law is subject to a fine not to exceed $25,000 for each day of such violation.
        (3) A person who negligently violates the following
    
shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each day of such violation:
            (A) subsection (f) of Section 12 of this Act;
            (B) subsection (g) of Section 12 of this Act;
            (C) any provision of any regulation, standard, or
        
filing requirement under subsection (b) of Section 13 of this Act;
            (D) any provision of any regulation, standard, or
        
filing requirement under subsection (b) of Section 39 of this Act;
            (E) any National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
        
System (NPDES) permit issued under this Act;
            (F) subsection 6 of Section 39.5 of this Act; or
            (G) any provision of any regulation, standard, or
        
filing requirement under Section 39.5 of this Act.
        (4) It is unlawful for a person knowingly to:
            (A) make any false statement, representation, or
        
certification in an application form, or form pertaining to, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit;
            (B) render inaccurate any monitoring device or
        
record required by the Agency or Board in connection with any such permit or with any discharge which is subject to the provisions of subsection (f) of Section 12 of this Act;
            (C) make any false statement, representation, or
        
certification in any form, notice, or report pertaining to a CAAPP permit under Section 39.5 of this Act;
            (D) render inaccurate any monitoring device or
        
record required by the Agency or Board in connection with any CAAPP permit or with any emission which is subject to the provisions of Section 39.5 of this Act; or
            (E) violate subsection 6 of Section 39.5 of this
        
Act or any CAAPP permit, or term or condition thereof, or any fee or filing requirement.
        (5) A person convicted of a violation of paragraph
    
(4) of this subsection commits a Class A misdemeanor, and in addition to any other penalties provided by law is subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each day of violation.
    (k) Criminal operation of a hazardous waste or PCB incinerator.
        (1) A person commits the offense of criminal
    
operation of a hazardous waste or PCB incinerator when, in the course of operating a hazardous waste or PCB incinerator, he knowingly and without justification operates the incinerator (i) without an Agency permit, or in knowing violation of the terms of an Agency permit, and (ii) as a result of such violation, knowingly places any person in danger of great bodily harm or knowingly creates an immediate or long term material danger to the public health or the environment.
        (2) Any person who commits the offense of criminal
    
operation of a hazardous waste or PCB incinerator for the first time commits a Class 4 felony and, in addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100,000 for each day of the offense.
        Any person who commits the offense of criminal
    
operation of a hazardous waste or PCB incinerator for a second or subsequent time commits a Class 3 felony and, in addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250,000 for each day of the offense.
        (3) For the purpose of this subsection (k), the term
    
"hazardous waste or PCB incinerator" means a pollution control facility at which either hazardous waste or PCBs, or both, are incinerated. "PCBs" means any substance or mixture of substances that contains one or more polychlorinated biphenyls in detectable amounts.
    (l) It shall be the duty of all State and local law enforcement officers to enforce this Act and the regulations adopted hereunder, and all such officers shall have authority to issue citations for such violations.
    (m) Any action brought under this Section shall be brought by the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or by the Attorney General, and shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (n) For an offense described in this Section, the period for commencing prosecution prescribed by the statute of limitations shall not begin to run until the offense is discovered by or reported to a State or local agency having the authority to investigate violations of this Act.
    (o) In addition to any other penalties provided under this Act, if a person is convicted of (or agrees to a settlement in an enforcement action over) illegal dumping of waste on the person's own property, the Attorney General, the Agency, or local prosecuting authority shall file notice of the conviction, finding, or agreement in the office of the Recorder in the county in which the landowner lives.
    (p) Criminal Disposal of Waste.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Criminal Disposal
    
of Waste when he or she:
            (A) if required to have a permit under subsection
        
(d) of Section 21 of this Act, knowingly conducts a waste-storage, waste-treatment, or waste-disposal operation in a quantity that exceeds 250 cubic feet of waste without a permit; or
            (B) knowingly conducts open dumping of waste in
        
violation of subsection (a) of Section 21 of this Act.
        (2) (A) A person who is convicted of a violation of
    
subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first offense and, in addition to any other penalties provided by law, is subject to a fine not to exceed $25,000 for each day of violation. A person who is convicted of a violation of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense and, in addition to any other penalties provided by law, is subject to a fine not to exceed $50,000 for each day of violation.
            (B) A person who is convicted of a violation of
        
subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. However, a person who is convicted of a violation of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this subsection for the open dumping of waste in a quantity that exceeds 250 cubic feet or that exceeds 50 waste tires is guilty of a Class 4 felony and, in addition to any other penalties provided by law, is subject to a fine not to exceed $25,000 for each day of violation.
    (q) Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Criminal Damage
    
to a Public Water Supply when, without lawful justification, he knowingly alters, damages, or otherwise tampers with the equipment or property of a public water supply, or knowingly introduces a contaminant into the distribution system of a public water supply so as to cause, threaten, or allow the distribution of water from any public water supply of such quality or quantity as to be injurious to human health or the environment.
        (2) Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply is a
    
Class 4 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply is subject to a fine not to exceed $250,000 for each day of such offense.
    (r) Aggravated Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply.
        (1) A person commits the offense of Aggravated
    
Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply when, without lawful justification, he commits Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply while knowing that he thereby places another person in danger of serious illness or great bodily harm, or creates an immediate or long-term danger to public health or the environment.
        (2) Aggravated Criminal Damage to a Public Water
    
Supply is a Class 2 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Aggravated Criminal Damage to a Public Water Supply is subject to a fine not to exceed $500,000 for each day of such offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-220, eff. 7-28-11; 97-286, eff. 8-10-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-822, eff. 8-1-14.)

415 ILCS 5/44.1

    (415 ILCS 5/44.1)
    Sec. 44.1. (a) In addition to all other civil and criminal penalties provided by law, any person convicted of a criminal violation of this Act or the regulations adopted thereunder shall forfeit to the State (1) an amount equal to the value of all profits earned, savings realized, and benefits incurred as a direct or indirect result of such violation, and (2) any vehicle or conveyance used in the perpetration of such violation, except as provided in subsection (b).
    (b) Forfeiture of conveyances shall be subject to the following exceptions:
        (1) No conveyance used by any person as a common
    
carrier in the transaction of business as a common carrier is subject to forfeiture under this Section unless it is proven that the owner or other person in charge of the conveyance consented to or was privy to the covered violation.
        (2) No conveyance is subject to forfeiture under this
    
Section by reason of any covered violation which the owner proves to have been committed without his knowledge or consent.
        (3) A forfeiture of a conveyance encumbered by a bona
    
fide security interest is subject to the interest of the secured party if he neither had knowledge of nor consented to the covered violation.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), all property subject to forfeiture under this Section shall be seized pursuant to the order of a circuit court.
    (d) Property subject to forfeiture under this Section may be seized by the Director or any peace officer without process:
        (1) if the seizure is incident to an inspection under
    
an administrative inspection warrant, or incident to the execution of a criminal search or arrest warrant;
        (2) if the property subject to seizure has been the
    
subject of a prior judgment in favor of the State in a criminal proceeding, or in an injunction or forfeiture proceeding based upon this Act; or
        (3) if there is probable cause to believe that the
    
property is directly or indirectly dangerous to health or safety.
    (e) Property taken or detained under this Section shall not be subject to eviction or replevin, but is deemed to be in the custody of the Director subject only to the order and judgments of the circuit court having jurisdiction over the forfeiture proceedings. When property is seized under this Act, the Director may:
        (1) place the property under seal;
        (2) secure the property or remove the property to a
    
place designated by him; or
        (3) require the sheriff of the county in which the
    
seizure occurs to take custody of the property and secure or remove it to an appropriate location for disposition in accordance with law.
    (f) All amounts forfeited under item (1) of subsection (a) shall be apportioned in the following manner:
        (1) 40% shall be deposited in the Hazardous Waste
    
Fund created in Section 22.2;
        (2) 30% shall be paid to the office of the Attorney
    
General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, whichever brought and prosecuted the action; and
        (3) 30% shall be paid to the law enforcement agency
    
which investigated the violation.
    Any funds received under this subsection (f) shall be used solely for the enforcement of the environmental protection laws of this State.
    (g) When property is forfeited under this Section the court may order:
        (1) that the property shall be made available for the
    
official use of the Agency, the Office of the Attorney General, the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the law enforcement agency which investigated the violation, to be used solely for the enforcement of the environmental protection laws of this State;
        (2) the sheriff of the county in which the forfeiture
    
occurs to take custody of the property and remove it for disposition in accordance with law; or
        (3) the sheriff of the county in which the forfeiture
    
occurs to sell that which is not required to be destroyed by law and which is not harmful to the public. The proceeds of such sale shall be used for payment of all proper expenses of the proceedings for forfeiture and sale, including expenses of seizure, maintenance of custody, advertising and court costs, and the balance, if any, shall be apportioned pursuant to subsection (f).
    (h) Property seized or forfeited under this Section is subject to reporting under the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-173, eff. 1-1-18; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

415 ILCS 5/45

    (415 ILCS 5/45) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1045)
    Sec. 45. Injunctive and other relief.
    (a) No existing civil or criminal remedy for any wrongful action shall be excluded or impaired by this Act. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or supersede the provisions of the Illinois Oil and Gas Act and the powers therein granted to prevent the intrusion of water into oil, gas or coal strata and to prevent the pollution of fresh water supplies by oil, gas or salt water or oil field wastes, except that water quality standards as set forth by the Pollution Control Board apply to and are effective within the areas covered by and affected by permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources. However, if the Department of Natural Resources fails to act upon any complaint within a period of 10 working days following the receipt of a complaint by the Department, the Environmental Protection Agency may proceed under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Any person adversely affected in fact by a violation of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order may sue for injunctive relief against such violation. However, except as provided in subsections (d) and (e), no action shall be brought under this Section until 30 days after the plaintiff has been denied relief by the Board in a proceeding brought under subdivision (d)(1) of Section 31 of this Act. The prevailing party shall be awarded costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
    (c) Nothing in Section 39.4 of this Act shall limit the authority of the Agency to proceed with enforcement under the provisions of this Act for violations of terms and conditions of an endorsed agrichemical facility permit, an endorsed lawncare containment permit, or this Act or regulations hereunder caused or threatened by an agrichemical facility or a lawncare wash water containment area, provided that prior notice is given to the Department of Agriculture which provides that Department an opportunity to respond as appropriate.
    (d) If the State brings an action under this Act against a person with an interest in real property upon which the person is alleged to have allowed open dumping or open burning by a third party in violation of this Act, which action seeks to compel the defendant to remove the waste or otherwise clean up the site, the defendant may, in the manner provided by law for third-party complaints, bring in as a third-party defendant a person who with actual knowledge caused or contributed to the illegal open dumping or open burning, or who is or may be liable for all or part of the removal and cleanup costs. The court may include any of the parties which it determines to have, with actual knowledge, allowed, caused or contributed to the illegal open dumping or open burning in any order that it may issue to compel removal of the waste and cleanup of the site, and may apportion the removal and cleanup costs among such parties, as it deems appropriate. However, a person may not seek to recover any fines or civil penalties imposed upon him under this Act from a third-party defendant in an action brought under this subsection.
    (e) A final order issued by the Board pursuant to Section 33 of this Act may be enforced through a civil action for injunctive or other relief instituted by a person who was a party to the Board enforcement proceeding in which the Board issued the final order.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02; 93-152, eff. 7-10-03.)

415 ILCS 5/Tit. XIII

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. XIII heading)
TITLE XIII: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

415 ILCS 5/46

    (415 ILCS 5/46) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1046)
    Sec. 46. (a) Any municipality, sanitary district, county or other public body created by or pursuant to State law and having jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes, or other wastes, which has been directed by an order issued by the Board or by the circuit court to abate any violation of this Act or of any regulation adopted thereunder shall, unless such order be set aside upon review, take steps for the acquisition or construction of such facilities, or for such repair, alteration, extension or completion of existing facilities, or for such modification of existing practices as may be necessary to comply with the order. The cost of the acquisition, construction, repair, alteration, completion, or extension of such facilities, or of such modification of practices shall be paid out of funds on hand available for such purposes, or out of the general funds of such public body not otherwise appropriated.
    If funds on hand or unappropriated are insufficient for the purposes of this Section, the necessary funds shall be raised by the issuance of either general obligation or revenue bonds. If the estimated cost of the steps necessary to be taken by such public body to comply with such order is such that the bond issue, necessary to finance such project, would not raise the total outstanding bonded indebtedness of such public body in excess of any limit which may be imposed upon such indebtedness, the necessary bonds may be issued as a direct obligation of such public body and retired pursuant to general law governing the issue of such bonds. No election or referendum shall be necessary for the issuance of bonds under this Section.
    The funds made available by the issuance of direct obligation or revenue bonds as herein provided shall constitute a Sanitary Fund, and shall be used for no other purpose than for carrying out such order or orders of the Board.
    The Attorney General shall enforce this provision of the Act by an action for mandamus, injunction, or other appropriate relief.
    Any general obligation bonds issued under this Section, or any revenue bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds pursuant to Section 15.01 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act, are subject to the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
    (b) In order to be eligible for federal grants for construction of sewage works pursuant to Section 201(g) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as now or hereafter amended, any sanitary district, drainage district, municipality, county, special district or other unit of local government established pursuant to State law, that owns or operates sewage works may adopt, in accordance with such unit's statutory procedures, ordinances or regulations to provide for systems of proportionate cost sharing for operation and maintenance by recipients of such unit's waste treatment services, to provide for payments by industrial users of costs of sewage works construction allocable to the treatment of industrial wastes, and to provide such other capabilities as may be necessary to comply with Sections 204(b), 307, and 308 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as now or hereafter amended.
    (c) In order to comply with Section 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as now or hereafter amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder, the units of local government identified in subsection (b) of this Section may adopt, in accordance with such unit's statutory procedures, ordinances or regulations to enable the unit of government, as regards industrial users of sewage works, to control through permit, contract, order or similar means, the nature and amount of pollutants discharged to the sewage works, to require compliance with applicable pretreatment standards and requirements, to require compliance schedules and the submission of notices and self-monitoring reports related thereto, to carry out inspection and monitoring procedures in order to determine compliance or noncompliance with the applicable pretreatment standards and requirements, to obtain remedies including, but not limited to, injunctive relief and civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance with pretreatment standards and requirements, and to provide such other capabilities as may be necessary to comply with Section 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as now or hereafter amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

415 ILCS 5/47

    (415 ILCS 5/47) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1047)
    Sec. 47. (a) The State of Illinois and all its agencies, institutions, officers and subdivisions shall comply with all requirements, prohibitions, and other provisions of the Act and of regulations adopted thereunder.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-220, eff. 7-28-11.)

415 ILCS 5/48

    (415 ILCS 5/48) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1048)
    Sec. 48. (a) Whenever the Board has adopted regulations respecting the equipment, specifications, use, inspection, or sale of vehicles, vessels, or aircraft, no department or agency shall license any such vehicles, vessels, or aircraft for operation in this State in the absence of such proof as the Board may prescribe that the equipment in question satisfies the Board's regulations.
    (b) Whenever the Board has adopted regulations limiting vehicle, vessel, or aircraft operations to essential or other classes of use under certain conditions, the department or agency responsible for the licensing shall issue indicia of such use, subject to standards prescribed by the Board, for each vehicle, vessel, or aircraft qualifying therefor.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/49

    (415 ILCS 5/49) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1049)
    Sec. 49. Proceedings governed by Act; compliance as defense.
    (a) (Blank.)
    (b) All proceedings respecting acts done before the effective date of this Act shall be determined in accordance with the law and regulations in force at the time such acts occurred. All proceedings instituted for actions taken after the effective date of this Act (July 1, 1970) shall be governed by this Act.
    (c) (Blank.)
    (d) (Blank.)
    (e) Compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Board under this Act shall constitute a prima facie defense to any action, legal, equitable, or criminal, or an administrative proceeding for a violation of this Act, brought by any person.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/50

    (415 ILCS 5/50) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1050)
    Sec. 50. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 76-2429. Repealed by P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/51

    (415 ILCS 5/51) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1051)
    Sec. 51. If any Section, subsection, sentence or clause of this Act shall be adjudged unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the Act as a whole or of any Section, subsection, sentence or clause thereof not adjudged unconstitutional.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/52

    (415 ILCS 5/52) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1052)
    Sec. 52. (a) No person shall fire, or in any other way discriminate against, or cause to be fired or discriminated against, any employee or any authorized representative of employees by reason of the fact that such employee or representative has filed, instituted, or caused to be filed or instituted any proceeding under this Act, or has testified or is about to testify in any proceeding resulting from the administration or enforcement of the provisions of this Act, or offers any evidence of any violation of this Act.
    (b) Any employee or a representative of employees who believes that he has been fired or otherwise discriminated against by any person in violation of subsection (a) of this Section may, within 30 days after such alleged violation occurs, apply to the Director of the Department of Labor for a review of such firing or alleged discrimination. A copy of the application shall be sent to such person who shall be the respondent. Upon receipt of such application, the Director of the Department of Labor shall cause such investigation to be made as he deems appropriate. Such investigation shall provide an opportunity for a public hearing at the request of any party to such review to enable the parties to present information relating to such alleged violation. The parties shall be given written notice of the time and place of the hearing at least 5 days prior to the hearing. Upon receiving the report of such investigation, the Director shall make findings of fact. If he finds that such violation did occur, he shall issue a decision, incorporating an order therein of his findings, requiring the party committing such violation to take such affirmative action to abate the violation as the Director deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, the rehiring or reinstatement of the employee or representative of employees to his former position and shall be fully compensated for the time he was unemployed. If he finds that there was no such violation, he shall issue an order denying the application. Such order issued by the Director under this subparagraph shall be subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof.
    (c) Whenever an order is issued under this Section to abate such violation, at the request of the applicant a sum equal to the aggregate amount of all costs and expenses (including attorney's fees) as determined by the Director to have been reasonably incurred by the applicant for or in connection with the commencement and prosecution of such proceedings shall be assessed against the person committing such violation.
    (d) This Section shall not apply to any employee who, acting without direction from his employer, or his agents, deliberately fails to comply with any requirement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1079.)

415 ILCS 5/52.2

    (415 ILCS 5/52.2)
    Sec. 52.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-690, eff. 1-24-95. Repealed by P.A. 94-580, eff. 8-12-05.)

415 ILCS 5/52.3-1

    (415 ILCS 5/52.3-1)
    Sec. 52.3-1. Findings; purpose.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) During the last decade, considerable expertise in
    
pollution prevention, sophisticated emissions monitoring and tracking techniques, compliance auditing methods, stakeholder involvement, and innovative approaches to control pollution have been developed.
        (2) Substantial opportunities exist to reduce the
    
amount of or prevent adverse impacts from emissions or discharges of pollutants or wastes through the use of innovative and cost effective measures not currently recognized by or allowed under existing environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
        (3) There are persons regulated under this Act who
    
have demonstrated excellence and leadership in environmental compliance or stewardship or pollution prevention and, through the implementation of innovative measures, who can achieve further reductions in emissions or discharges of pollutants or wastes or continued environmental stewardship.
        (4) Current environmental laws and regulations have,
    
in some instances, resulted in burdensome transactional requirements that are unnecessarily costly and complex for regulated entities and have proven to be frustrating to the public that is concerned about environmental protection.
        (5) The goals of environmental protection will be
    
best served by promoting and evaluating the efforts of those persons who are ready to achieve measurable and verifiable pollution reductions in excess of the otherwise applicable statutory and regulatory requirements or who can demonstrate real environmental risk reduction, promote pollution prevention, foster superior environmental compliance by other persons regulated under this Act, and who can improve stakeholder involvement in environmental decision making.
        (6) The United States Environmental Protection Agency
    
is operating a program entitled "National Environmental Performance Track" 65 Federal Register 41655 (July 6, 2000) (Federal Performance Track Program) to recognize and reward businesses and public facilities that demonstrate strong environmental performance beyond current regulatory requirements. There should be a process that allows regulatory flexibility available to a participant in the Federal Performance Track Program to be also granted in the State if the participant's proposal is acceptable to the Agency.
        (7) A process for implementing and evaluating
    
innovative environmental measures on a pilot project basis should be developed and implemented in this State.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Section to create a voluntary pilot program by which the Agency may enter into Environmental Management System Agreements with persons regulated under this Act to implement innovative environmental measures not otherwise recognized or allowed under existing laws and regulations of this State if those measures:
        (1) achieve emissions reductions or reductions in
    
discharges or wastes beyond the otherwise applicable statutory and regulatory requirements through pollution prevention or other suitable means; or
        (2) achieve real environmental risk reduction or
    
foster environmental compliance by other persons regulated under this Act in a manner that is clearly superior to the existing regulatory system.
    These Agreements may be executed with participants in the Federal Performance Track Program if the provisions are acceptable to the Agency.
    (c) This program is a voluntary pilot program. Participation is at the discretion of the Agency, and any decision by the Agency to reject an initial proposal under this Section is not appealable. An initial Agreement may be renewed for appropriate time periods if the Agency finds the Agreement continues to meet applicable requirements and the purposes of this Section.
    (d) The Agency shall develop and make publicly available a program guidance document regarding participation in the pilot program. A draft document shall be distributed for review and comment by interested parties and a final document shall be completed by December 1, 1996. At a minimum, this document shall include the following:
        (1) The approximate number of projects that the
    
Agency envisions being part of the pilot program.
        (2) The types of projects and facilities that the
    
Agency believes would be most useful to be a part of the pilot program.
        (3) A description of potentially useful environmental
    
management systems, such as ISO 14000.
        (4) A description of suitable Environmental
    
Performance Plans, including appropriate provisions or opportunities for promoting pollution prevention and sustainable development.
        (5) A description of practices and procedures to
    
ensure that performance is measurable and verifiable.
        (6) A characterization of less-preferred practices
    
that can generate adverse consequences such as multi-media pollutant transfers.
        (7) A description of suitable practices for
    
productive stakeholder involvement in project development and implementation that may include, but need not be limited to, consensus-based decision making and appropriate technical assistance.
    (e) The Agency has the authority to develop and distribute written guidance, fact sheets, or other documents that explain, summarize, or describe programs operated under this Act or regulations. The written guidance, fact sheets, or other documents shall not be considered rules and shall not be subject to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-397, eff. 1-1-02; 93-171, eff. 7-10-03.)

415 ILCS 5/52.3-2

    (415 ILCS 5/52.3-2)
    Sec. 52.3-2. Agency authority; scope of agreement.
    (a) The Agency may enter into an initial Environmental Management System Agreement with any person regulated under this Act to implement innovative environmental measures that relate to or involve provisions of this Act, even if one or more of the terms of such an Agreement would be inconsistent with an otherwise applicable statute or regulation of this State. Participation in this program is limited to those persons who have submitted an Environmental Management System Agreement that is acceptable to the Agency and who are not currently subject to enforcement action under this Act.
    (b) The Agency may adopt rules to implement this Section. Without limiting the generality of this authority, those regulations may, among other things:
        (1) Specify the criteria an applicant must meet to
    
participate in this program.
        (2) Specify the minimum contents of a proposed
    
Environmental Management System Agreement, including, without limitation, the following:
            (A) requiring identification of all State and
        
federal statutes, rules, and regulations applicable to the facility;
            (B) requiring identification of all statutes,
        
rules, and regulations that are inconsistent with one or more terms of the proposed Environmental Management System Agreement;
            (C) requiring a statement of how the proposed
        
Environmental Management System Agreement will achieve one or more of the purposes of this Section;
            (D) requiring identification of those members of
        
the general public, representatives of local communities, and environmental groups who may have an interest in the Environmental Management System Agreement; and
            (E) requiring identification of how a participant
        
will demonstrate ongoing compliance with the terms of its Environmental Management System Agreement, which may include an evaluation of a participant's performance under the Environmental Management System Agreement by a third party acceptable to the Agency. Compliance with the Agreement shall be determined not less than annually.
        (3) Specify the procedures for review by the Agency
    
of Environmental Management System Agreements.
        (4) Specify the procedures for public participation
    
in, including notice of and comment on, Environmental Management System Agreements and stakeholder involvement in design and implementation of specific projects that are undertaken.
        (5) Specify the procedures for voluntary termination
    
of an Environmental Management System Agreement.
        (6) Specify the type of performance guarantee to be
    
provided by an applicant for participation in this program. The nature of the performance guarantee shall be directly related to the complexity of and environmental risk associated with the proposed Environmental Management System Agreement.
    (c) The Agency shall propose by December 31, 1996, and the Board shall promulgate, criteria and procedures for involuntary termination of Environmental Management System Agreements. The Board shall complete such rulemaking no later than 180 days after receipt of the Agency's proposal.
    (d) After July 1, 2003, the Agency may enter into an initial Environmental Management System Agreement with any participant in the Federal Performance Track Program, in accordance with the following:
        (1) The participant submits, in writing, a proposed
    
Environmental Management System Agreement to the Agency.
        (1.5) The Agency shall provide notice to the public,
    
including an opportunity for public comment and hearing in accordance with the procedures set forth in 35 Ill. Adm. Code Part 164, on each proposal filed with the Agency under this subsection (d).
        (2) The Agency shall have 120 days after the public
    
comment period, unless the participant grants an extension, to execute a proposed Environmental Management System Agreement.
        (3) Failure to execute an agreement shall be deemed a
    
rejection.
        (4) A rejection of a proposed Environmental
    
Management System Agreement by the Agency shall not be appealable.
(Source: P.A. 92-397, eff. 1-1-02; 93-171, eff. 7-10-03.)

415 ILCS 5/52.3-3

    (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.)

415 ILCS 5/52.3-4

    (415 ILCS 5/52.3-4)
    Sec. 52.3-4. Performance assurance.
    (a) The Agency shall ensure that each Environmental Management System Agreement contains appropriate provisions for performance assurance. Those provisions may specify types of performance guarantees to be provided by the participant to assure performance of the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
    (b) In the case of deficient performance of any term or condition in an Environmental Management System Agreement that prevents achievement of the stated purposes in subsection (b) of Section 52.3-1, the Agency may terminate the Agreement and the participant may be subject to enforcement in accordance with the provisions of Section 31 or 42 of this Act.
    (b-5) The Agency may terminate an Agreement executed pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 52.3-1 if participation in the Federal Performance Track Program ceases.
    (c) If the Agreement is terminated, the facility shall have sufficient time to apply for and receive any necessary permits to continue the operations in effect during the course of the Environmental Management Systems Agreement. Any such application shall also be deemed a timely and complete application for renewal of an existing permit under applicable law.
    (d) The Agency may adopt rules that are necessary to carry out its duties under this Section including, but not limited to, rules that provide mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution and performance assurance.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall limit the authority or ability of a State's Attorney or the Attorney General to proceed pursuant to Section 43(a) of this Act, or to enforce Section 44 or 44.1 of this Act, except that for the purposes of enforcement under Section 43(a), 44, or 44.1, an Agreement shall be deemed to be a permit issued under this Act to engage in activities authorized under the Agreement.
(Source: P.A. 93-171, eff. 7-10-03.)

415 ILCS 5/52.3-5

    (415 ILCS 5/52.3-5)
    Sec. 52.3-5. Effect of amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. Nothing contained in this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall remove any liability for any operation, site, or facility operating without any required legal permit or authorization for activities taking place prior to the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-611, eff. 8-24-09.)

415 ILCS 5/52.3-10

    (415 ILCS 5/52.3-10)
    Sec. 52.3-10. Effect of amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. Nothing contained in this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall remove any liability for any operation, site, or facility operating without any required legal permit or authorization for activities taking place prior to the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1068, eff. 7-16-10.)

415 ILCS 5/52.5

    (415 ILCS 5/52.5)
    Sec. 52.5. Microbead-free waters.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Over the counter drug" means a drug that is a personal care product that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug as required by 21 CFR 201.66. An "over the counter drug" label includes:
        (1) A drug facts panel; or
        (2) A statement of the active ingredients with a list
    
of those ingredients contained in the compound, substance, or preparation.
    "Personal care product" means any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and any article intended for use as a component of any such article. "Personal care product" does not include any prescription drugs.
    "Plastic" means a synthetic material made from linking monomers through a chemical reaction to create an organic polymer chain that can be molded or extruded at high heat into various solid forms retaining their defined shapes during life cycle and after disposal.
    "Synthetic plastic microbead" means any intentionally added non-biodegradable solid plastic particle measured less than 5 millimeters in size and is used to exfoliate or cleanse in a rinse-off product.
    (b) The General Assembly hereby finds that microbeads, a synthetic alternative ingredient to such natural materials as ground almonds, oatmeal, and pumice, found in over 100 personal care products, including facial cleansers, shampoos, and toothpastes, pose a serious threat to the State's environment.
    Microbeads have been documented to collect harmful pollutants already present in the environment and harm fish and other aquatic organisms that form the base of the aquatic food chain. Recently, microbeads have been recorded in Illinois water bodies, and in particular, the waters of Lake Michigan.
    Although synthetic plastic microbeads are a safe and effective mild abrasive ingredient effectively used for gently removing dead skin, there are recent concerns about the potential environmental impact of these materials. More research is needed on any adverse consequences, but a number of cosmetic manufacturers have already begun a voluntary process for identifying alternatives that allay those concerns. Those alternatives will be carefully evaluated to assure safety and implemented in a timely manner.
    Without significant and costly improvements to the majority of the State's sewage treatment facilities, microbeads contained in products will continue to pollute Illinois' waters and hinder the recent substantial economic investments in redeveloping Illinois waterfronts and the ongoing efforts to restore the State's lakes and rivers and recreational and commercial fisheries.
    (c) Effective December 31, 2017, no person shall manufacture for sale a personal care product, except for an over the counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads as defined in this Section.
    (d) Effective December 31, 2018, no person shall accept for sale a personal care product, except for an over the counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads as defined in this Section.
    (e) Effective December 31, 2018, no person shall manufacture for sale an over the counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads as defined in this Section.
    (f) Effective December 31, 2019, no person shall accept for sale an over the counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads as defined in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-638, eff. 1-1-15.)

415 ILCS 5/52.10

    (415 ILCS 5/52.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2022)
    Sec. 52.10. Electric Vehicle Permitting Task Force.
    (a) The Electric Vehicle Permitting Task Force is hereby created within the Environmental Protection Agency.
    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members, which shall represent the diversity of the people of Illinois:
        (1) The Director of the Environmental Protection
    
Agency or his or her designee;
        (2) The Director of Natural Resources or his or her
    
designee;
        (3) The Secretary of Transportation or their designee;
        (4) Twelve members appointed by the Governor as
    
follows:
            (A) one member of a statewide organization
        
representing manufacturers;
            (B) one member of a statewide organization
        
representing business interests;
            (C) one member representing an environmental
        
justice organization;
            (D) one member representing a statewide
        
environmental advocacy organization;
            (E) one member representing the electric vehicle
        
industry;
            (F) one member representing the waste management
        
industry;
            (G) one member of a statewide organization
        
representing agricultural interests;
            (H) one member representing a labor organization;
            (I) one member representing a statewide
        
organization of municipalities as authorized under Section 1-8-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code;
            (J) one member from an association representing
        
automobile manufacturers;
            (K) one member of a labor organization that
        
represents workers in the auto industry; and
            (L) one member representing the component parts
        
manufacturing community.
    (c) The duties and responsibilities of the Task Force include the following:
        (1) identify existing and potential challenges faced
    
by the electric vehicle industry with respect to the process for obtaining necessary permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Transportation, and potential solutions;
        (2) conduct an assessment of State permitting fees,
    
including those necessary for electric vehicle investment in Illinois, and the revenue generated by those fees;
        (3) assess the permitting needs of the electric
    
vehicle industry, including electric vehicle manufacturers, electric vehicle power supply equipment manufacturers, and electric vehicle component parts manufacturers;
        (4) recommend changes to expedite permitting
    
processes to support the rapid growth of the electric vehicle industry in Illinois, including support for electric vehicle businesses locating or relocating in Illinois;
        (5) analyze anticipated staffing needs across State
    
agencies to support expedited permitting efforts;
        (6) recommend adjustments to the fee structure for
    
state permits, including those permits necessary for electric vehicle investment in Illinois, that will support increased staffing at state agencies;
        (7) Consider the impact of State and local permitting
    
issues on electric vehicle charging station deployments, and make recommendations on best practices to streamline permitting related to electric vehicle charging stations; and
        (8) recommend legislative and regulatory actions that
    
are necessary to support changes to permitting processes.
    (d) The Task Force shall not consider or recommend changes to environmental permitting standards outside of the scope of the duties and responsibilities outlined in subsection (c).
    (e) Appointments for the Task Force shall be made no later than December 15, 2021. The Task Force shall issue a final report based upon its findings and recommendations and submit the report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than August 1, 2022.
    (f) Members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. The Environmental Protection Agency shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
    (g) The Task Force shall be dissolved upon the filing of its report.
    (h) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 102-669, eff. 11-16-21; 102-996, eff. 5-27-22.)

415 ILCS 5/Tit. XIV

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. XIV heading)
TITLE XIV. USED TIRES

415 ILCS 5/53

    (415 ILCS 5/53) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1053)
    Sec. 53. (a) The General Assembly finds:
        (1) that used and waste tires constitute a growing
    
solid waste problem of considerable magnitude that is exacerbated by the fact that tires do not readily degrade or decompose;
        (2) that the accumulation of used and waste tires
    
constitutes a fire hazard and a threat to air and water quality;
        (3) that unmanaged used and waste tire sites
    
encourage open dumping of other types of waste;
        (4) that used and waste tire accumulations pose a
    
threat to the public health, safety and welfare by providing habitat for a number of disease-spreading mosquitoes and other nuisance organisms, and that the transport of used tires has introduced such mosquitoes into the State and dispersed them;
        (5) that State agencies need the ability to remove,
    
or cause the removal of, used and waste tire accumulations as necessary to abate or correct hazards to public health and to protect the environment; and
        (6) that used and waste tires may also afford a
    
significant economic opportunity for recycling into new and useful products or as a source of fuel.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Act:
        (1) to ensure that used and waste tires are collected
    
and are put to beneficial use or properly disposed of;
        (2) to provide for the abatement of used and waste
    
tire dumps and associated threats to the public health and welfare;
        (3) to encourage the development of used and waste
    
tire processing facilities and technologies, including energy recovery; and
        (4) to provide for research on disease vectors
    
associated with used and waste tires, and the diseases they spread.
    It shall be the policy of the State of Illinois to provide for the recovery, recycling and reuse of materials from scrap vehicle tires. The following hierarchy shall be in effect for tires generated for waste management in this State:
        (1) Reuse of tire casings for remanufacture or
    
retreading.
        (2) Processing of tires into marketable products,
    
such as stamped parts from portions of tire casings.
        (3) Total destruction of tires into a uniform product
    
that is marketable as a fuel or recycled material feedstock, including such products as tire-derived fuel, or recovered rubber for recycling into rubber or other products or as an asphalt additive.
        (4) Total destruction of tires through primary
    
shredding to produce a nonuniform product for use as in road beds or other construction applications, or at a landfill or similar site for erosion control or cover.
        (5) Total destruction of tires to a nonuniform
    
product consistency for direct landfill disposal.
(Source: P.A. 86-452; 87-727.)

415 ILCS 5/54

    (415 ILCS 5/54) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054)
    Sec. 54. For the purposes of this Title, except as the context otherwise clearly requires, the words and terms defined in the Sections which follow this Section and precede Section 55 shall have the meanings given therein. Words and terms not defined shall have the meanings otherwise set forth in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.01

    (415 ILCS 5/54.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.01)
    Sec. 54.01. "Altered tire" means a used tire which has been altered so that it is no longer capable of holding accumulations of water, including, but not limited to, used tires that have been shredded, chopped, drilled with holes sufficient to assure drainage, slit longitudinally and stacked so as not to collect water, or wholly or partially filled with cement or other material to prevent the accumulation of water. "Alteration" or "altering" means action which produces an altered tire.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.02

    (415 ILCS 5/54.02) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.02)
    Sec. 54.02. "Converted tire" means a used tire which has been manufactured into a usable commodity other than a tire. "Conversion" or "converting" means action which produces a converted tire. Usable products manufactured from tires, which products are themselves capable of holding accumulations of water, shall be deemed to be "converted" if they are stacked, packaged, boxed, containerized or enclosed in such a manner as to preclude exposure to precipitation prior to sale or conveyance.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.03

    (415 ILCS 5/54.03) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.03)
    Sec. 54.03. "Covered tire" means a used tire located in a building, vehicle or facility with a roof extending over the tire, or securely located under a material so as to preclude exposure to precipitation.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.04

    (415 ILCS 5/54.04) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.04)
    Sec. 54.04. "Disposal" means the placement of used tires into or on any land or water except as an integral part of systematic reuse or conversion in the regular course of business.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.05

    (415 ILCS 5/54.05) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.05)
    Sec. 54.05. "New tire" means a tire which has never been placed on a vehicle wheel rim.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.06

    (415 ILCS 5/54.06) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.06)
    Sec. 54.06. "Processing" means the altering, converting or reprocessing of used or waste tires.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.06a

    (415 ILCS 5/54.06a)
    Sec. 54.06a. "Recyclable tire" means a used tire which is free of permanent physical damage and maintains sufficient tread depth to allow its use through resale or repairing.
(Source: P.A. 89-200, eff. 1-1-96.)

415 ILCS 5/54.07

    (415 ILCS 5/54.07) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.07)
    Sec. 54.07. "Reprocessed tire" means a used tire which has been recapped, retreaded or regrooved and which has not been placed on a vehicle wheel rim.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.08

    (415 ILCS 5/54.08) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.08)
    Sec. 54.08. "Reused tire" means a used tire that is used again, in part or as a whole, by being employed in a particular function or application as an effective substitute for a commercial product or fuel without having been converted.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.09

    (415 ILCS 5/54.09) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.09)
    Sec. 54.09. "Storage" means any accumulation of used tires that does not constitute disposal. At a minimum, such an accumulation must be an integral part of the systematic alteration, reuse, reprocessing or conversion of the tires in the regular course of business.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.10

    (415 ILCS 5/54.10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.10)
    Sec. 54.10. "Tire" means a hollow ring, made of rubber or similar materials, which was manufactured for the purpose of being placed on the wheel rim of a vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.10a

    (415 ILCS 5/54.10a)
    Sec. 54.10a. "Tire carcass" means the internal part of a used tire containing the plies, beads, and belts suitable for retread or remanufacture.
(Source: P.A. 89-200, eff. 1-1-96.)

415 ILCS 5/54.10b

    (415 ILCS 5/54.10b)
    Sec. 54.10b. "Tire derived fuel" means a product made from used tires to exact specifications of a system designed to accept a tire derived fuel as a primary or supplemental fuel source.
(Source: P.A. 89-200, eff. 1-1-96.)

415 ILCS 5/54.11

    (415 ILCS 5/54.11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.11)
    Sec. 54.11. "Tire disposal site" means a site where used tires have been disposed of other than a sanitary landfill permitted by the Agency.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

415 ILCS 5/54.11a

    (415 ILCS 5/54.11a)
    Sec. 54.11a. "Tire retreader" means a person or firm that retreads or remanufactures tires.
(Source: P.A. 89-200, eff. 1-1-96.)

415 ILCS 5/54.12

    (415 ILCS 5/54.12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1054.12)
    Sec. 54.12. "Tire storage site" means a site where used tires are stored or processed, other than (1) the site at which the tires were separated from the vehicle wheel rim, (2) the site where the used tires were accepted in trade as part of a sale of new tires, or (3) a site at which tires are sold at retail in the regular course of business, and at which not more than 250 used tires are kept at any time or (4) a facility at which tires are sold at retail provided that the facility maintains less than 1300 recyclable tires, 1300 tire carcasses, and 1300 used tires on site and those tires are stored inside a building or so that they are prevented from accumulating water.
(Source: P.A. 92-24, eff. 7-1-01.)

415 ILCS 5/54.12a

    (415 ILCS 5/54.12a)
    Sec. 54.12a. "Tire storage unit" means a pile of tires or a group of piles of tires at a storage site.
(Source: P.A. 89-200, eff. 1-1-96.)