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 1        AN ACT concerning facility planning areas.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 1. Short title.  This Act may  be  cited  as  the
 5    Facility Planning Area Rules Act.

 6        Section 5.  Definitions.  For purposes of this Act:
 7        "Agency"  means  the  Illinois  Environmental  Protection
 8    Agency.
 9        "Facility  planning  area"  means  an  area as defined in
10    paragraph 2.33 of the Illinois Water Quality Management Plan.
11        "Resource protection plan" means any plan  adopted  by  a
12    public  agency that includes goals, policies, strategies, and
13    procedures  for  preserving  key  farmland,  natural   areas,
14    cultural resources, or aquatic resources.

15        Section  10.   Rules.   Within  one year of the effective
16    date of  this  Act,  the  Illinois  Environmental  Protection
17    Agency  shall  adopt  rules  that  set  forth  procedures for
18    consideration of proposed facility planning area amendments.

19        Section  15.   Facility  planning  area  amendments.   In
20    considering proposed facility planning area  amendments,  the
21    Agency  shall  consider  the local and regional comprehensive
22    plans and any applicable resource protection plans and  shall
23    deny  a facility planning area amendment that is inconsistent
24    with a local or regional comprehensive  plan  or  a  resource
25    protection  plan.  The Agency may approve a facility planning
26    area amendment only if it:
27             (1)  is consistent with (i) the  provisions  of  the
28        Illinois Water Quality Management Plan and any applicable
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 1        ordinances recommended under the Plan for nonpoint source
 2        control,  including,  but  not limited to, provisions and
 3        ordinances related to  construction  site  runoff,  urban
 4        runoff,  and hydrographic modification; (ii) the Illinois
 5        Nonpoint   Source   Management   Program;    and    (iii)
 6        antidegradation criteria; and
 7             (2)  does  not  cause or contribute to violations of
 8        water quality standards.

 9        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
10    becoming law.

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