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HB1148 Engrossed                               LRB9203910EGfg

 1        AN ACT in relation to environmental safety.

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

 4        Section  5.   The Environmental Protection Act is amended
 5    by changing Section 22.3 as follows:

 6        (415 ILCS 5/22.3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.3)
 7        Sec. 22.3. Post-closure responsibility.   The  owner  and
 8    operator  of  a  hazardous waste disposal site shall, without
 9    limitation, be responsible for the site for a  period  of  20
10    years  after  closure  of  the site, or such longer period of
11    time as required by the  federal  Resource  Conservation  and
12    Recovery  Act  of  1976,  P.L.  94-580, or regulations issued
13    thereunder,  or  by  Board  regulation  adopted  pursuant  to
14    subsection 22(a) or (f) of this Act.  The owner and  operator
15    shall monitor such site for gas migration, drainage problems,
16    erosion,  settling,  ground  and  surface water pollution and
17    other environmental and  safety  problems  which  occur,  and
18    shall take whatever remedial action is necessary to solve any
19    such  problems  which  occur at the site during the period of
20    responsibility.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions   of   this
21    Section, nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit
22    any  duties or liabilities imposed on an owner or operator of
23    a  solid  waste  disposal  site  pursuant  to  this  Act   or
24    regulations thereunder or arising by operation of law.
25    (Source: P.A. 81-856.)

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