Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act. Defines
"non-transient, non-community water system" and "substantial
compliance". Provides that a public water system is either a
community water system (CWS) or a non-community water system
(non-CWS). Provides that, as part of the permit application, all new
non-transient, non-community water systems must demonstrate technical,
financial, and managerial capacity consistent with the federal Safe
Drinking Water Act. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes the definition of "substantial compliance".
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Public Health)
SB 852 will have no fiscal impact on the Department of Public
Health, but will have a positive fiscal impact on Illinois EPA.
Failure to enact authority for all public water systems subject
to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act will force the USEPA to
initiate steps that will lead to the loss of federal funding to
the State for the Safe Drinking Water grant and could affect
Illinois' primacy status. Failure to enact system capacity
legislation will ultimately result in a loss of 20% of the
revolving loan funds each year. Based on current levels of
funding, the State's share of $35 million would be reduced by
10% or $3.5 million in FFY 2001; 15% or $4.7 million in FFY
2002; and 20% or $7 million in each additional year.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0369
Last action date: AUG-15-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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