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Public Act 099-0067





Public Act 099-0067
HB1445 EnrolledLRB099 06065 MGM 26119 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
adding Sections 3.560 and 22.56a as follows:
    (415 ILCS 5/3.560 new)
    Sec. 3.560. Exceptional Quality biosolids. "Exceptional
Quality biosolids" means solids that:
        (1) are generated from the advanced processing of
    publicly-owned sewage treatment plant sludge;
        (2) do not exceed the ceiling concentration limits in
    Table 1 of 40 CFR 503.13 and the pollutant concentration
    limits in Table 3 of 40 CFR 503.13;
        (3) meet the requirements for classification as Class A
    with respect to pathogens in 40 CFR 503.32(a); and
        (4) meet one of the vector attraction reduction
    requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8).
    (415 ILCS 5/22.56a new)
    Sec. 22.56a. Land application of Exceptional Quality
    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) technological advances in wastewater treatment
    have allowed for the production of Exceptional Quality
    biosolids that can be used on land as a beneficial
    recyclable material that improves soil tilth, fertility,
    and stability and their use enhances the growth of
    agricultural, silvicultural, and horticultural crops;
        (2) Exceptional Quality biosolids are a resource to be
    recovered; and
        (3) the beneficial use of Exceptional Quality
    biosolids and their recycling to the land as a soil
    amendment is encouraged.
    (b) To encourage and promote the use of Exceptional Quality
biosolids in productive and beneficial applications, to the
extent allowed by federal law, Exceptional Quality biosolids
shall not be subject to regulation as a sludge or other waste
if all of the following requirements are met:
        (1) The sewage treatment plant generating the
    Exceptional Quality biosolids maintains the following
    information with respect to the biosolids:
            (A) Documentation demonstrating that the
        Exceptional Quality biosolids do not exceed the
        ceiling concentration limits in Table 1 of 40 CFR
        503.13 and the pollutant concentration limits in Table
        3 of 40 CFR 503.13;
            (B) Documentation demonstrating that the Class A
        pathogen requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(a) are met,
        including but not limited to a description of how they
        were met;
            (C) Documentation demonstrating that the vector
        attraction requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through
        (b)(8) are met, including but not limited to a
        description of how they were met;
            (D) A certification statement regarding the Class
        A pathogen requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(a) and the
        vector attraction reduction requirements in 40 CFR
        503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8), as required in 40 CFR
        503.17(a)(1)(ii); and
            (E) The quantity of Exceptional Quality biosolids
        sold or given away by the sewage treatment plant each
        year. The information must be maintained for a minimum
        of 5 years after the biosolids are generated, and upon
        request must be made available to the Agency for
        inspection and copying during normal business hours.
        (2) For Exceptional Quality biosolids that have not
    been bagged:
            (A) They are not applied to snow-covered or frozen
        ground; and
            (B) They are used on agricultural land in a manner
        that follows recommended application rates and are
        used on all land in a manner that follows best
        management practices to protect water quality.
        (3) If Exceptional Quality biosolids that have not been
    bagged are generated in another state and imported into
    this State, the person importing the biosolids must
    maintain the information set forth in subparagraph (A) of
    paragraph (1) of subsection (a) through subparagraph (D) of
    paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section and the
    amount of Exceptional Quality biosolids imported each
    year. The information must be maintained for a minimum of 5
    years after the biosolids are imported, and upon request
    must be made available to the Agency for inspection and
    copying during normal business hours.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, Exceptional Quality
biosolids are considered "bagged" if they are in a bag or in an
open or closed receptacle that has a capacity of one metric ton
or less, including, but not limited to, a bucket, box, carton,
vehicle, or trailer.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/20/2015