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Public Act 102-0133


 

Public Act 0133 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0133
 
HB0592 EnrolledLRB102 10263 CPF 15589 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Nuclear Safety Law of 2004 is amended by
changing Section 40 and by adding Section 40.5 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 3310/40)
    Sec. 40. Regulation of nuclear safety. The Illinois
Emergency Management Agency shall have primary responsibility
for the coordination and oversight of all State governmental
functions concerning the regulation of nuclear power,
including low level waste management, environmental
monitoring, environmental radiochemical analysis, and
transportation of nuclear waste. Functions performed by the
Department of State Police and the Department of
Transportation in the area of nuclear safety, on the effective
date of this Act, may continue to be performed by these
agencies but under the direction of the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency. All other governmental functions regulating
nuclear safety shall be coordinated by Illinois Emergency
Management Agency.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)
 
    (20 ILCS 3310/40.5 new)
    Sec. 40.5. Radiochemistry laboratory program. The Illinois
Emergency Management Agency shall implement a comprehensive
radiochemistry laboratory program. The Director of the
Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in accordance with the
Personnel Code, shall employ and direct such personnel, and
shall provide for such laboratory and other facilities, as may
be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act and the Acts
referenced in Section 5.
 
    Section 10. The Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act
is amended by changing Section 8 as follows:
 
    (420 ILCS 5/8)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4308)
    Sec. 8. (a) The Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness
Program shall consist of an assessment of the potential
nuclear accidents, their radiological consequences, and the
necessary protective actions required to mitigate the effects
of such accidents. It shall include, but not necessarily be
limited to:
        (1) Development of a remote effluent monitoring system
    capable of reliably detecting and quantifying accidental
    radioactive releases from nuclear power plants to the
    environment;
        (2) Development of an environmental monitoring program
    for nuclear facilities other than nuclear power plants;
        (3) Development of procedures for radiological
    assessment and radiation exposure control for areas
    surrounding each nuclear facility in Illinois;
        (4) Radiological training of state and local emergency
    response personnel in accordance with the Agency's
    responsibilities under the program;
        (5) Participation in the development of accident
    scenarios and in the exercising of fixed facility nuclear
    emergency response plans;
        (6) Development of mitigative emergency planning
    standards including, but not limited to, standards
    pertaining to evacuations, re-entry into evacuated areas,
    contaminated foodstuffs and contaminated water supplies;
        (7) Provision of specialized response equipment
    necessary to accomplish this task;
        (8) Implementation of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel
    Safety program at nuclear steam-generating facilities as
    mandated by Section 2005-35 of the Department of Nuclear
    Safety Law, or its successor statute;
        (9) Development and implementation of a plan for
    inspecting and escorting all shipments of spent nuclear
    fuel, high-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, and
    highway route controlled quantities of radioactive
    materials in Illinois; and
        (10) Implementation of the program under the Illinois
    Nuclear Facility Safety Act.
        (11) Development and implementation of a
    radiochemistry laboratory capable of preparing
    environmental samples, performing analyses,
    quantification, and reporting for assessment and radiation
    exposure control due to accidental radioactive releases
    from nuclear power plants into the environment.
    (b) The Agency may incorporate data collected by the
operator of a nuclear facility into the Agency's remote
monitoring system.
    (c) The owners of each nuclear power reactor in Illinois
shall provide the Agency all system status signals which
initiate Emergency Action Level Declarations, actuate accident
mitigation and provide mitigation verification as directed by
the Agency. The Agency shall designate by rule those system
status signals that must be provided. Signals providing
indication of operating power level shall also be provided.
The owners of the nuclear power reactors shall, at their
expense, ensure that valid signals will be provided
continuously 24 hours a day.
    All such signals shall be provided in a manner and at a
frequency specified by the Agency for incorporation into and
augmentation of the remote effluent monitoring system
specified in subsection (a) (1) of this Section. Provision
shall be made for assuring that such system status and power
level signals shall be available to the Agency during reactor
operation as well as throughout accidents and subsequent
recovery operations.
    For nuclear reactors with operating licenses issued by the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission prior to the effective date of
this amendatory Act, such system status and power level
signals shall be provided to the Department of Nuclear Safety
(of which the Agency is the successor) by March 1, 1985. For
reactors without such a license on the effective date of this
amendatory Act, such signals shall be provided to the
Department prior to commencing initial fuel load for such
reactor. Nuclear reactors receiving their operating license
after the effective date of this amendatory Act, but before
July 1, 1985, shall provide such system status and power level
signals to the Department of Nuclear Safety (of which the
Agency is the successor) by September 1, 1985.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2021