LANG, GRANBERG, FORBY, FOWLER, DAVIS,MONIQUE,
OSTERMAN, HARTKE, HAMOS, JONES,JOHN, LAWFER, MAUTINO,
POE, TURNER,JOHN, NOVAK, BOLAND, SLONE, SOMMER, BLACK AND BRUNSVOLD.
MTBE ELIMINATION ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the MTBE Elimination Act. Provides that the General
Assembly finds that methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) presents
substantial environmental risks, while ethanol provides a reasonable
alternative as a fuel additive. Provides that beginning 3 years after
the effective date of this Act, no person shall use, manufacture, or
sell MTBE as a fuel additive or transport fuel containing MTBE in
Illinois. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall
adopt rules for providing technical assistance and funds to local
governments for drinking water testing. Authorizes research grants.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything, including the Sections on findings, local
government assistance, grants for research on MTBE ground water
contamination and remediation. Creates the MTBE Elimination Act.
Provides that, beginning 3 years after the effective date of this Act,
no person shall use, sell, offer for sale, blend, distribute, or
manufacture MTBE as a fuel additive in Illinois. Directs the Agency
to cooperate with United States Environmental Protection Agency, other
federal, state and local governmental agencies, and private entities
to develop accurate and improved MTBE groundwater testing
methodologies and to develop more efficient and cost effective
remediation procedures for public water supplies and sources
contaminated with MTBE. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0132
Last action date: JUL-24-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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