2017 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 415 - ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
415 ILCS 122/ - MTBE Elimination Act.

(415 ILCS 122/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the MTBE Elimination Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-132, eff. 7-24-01.)


(415 ILCS 122/5)
Sec. 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) presents substantial environmental risks to the water quality in Illinois, as well as to the public health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 92-132, eff. 7-24-01.)


(415 ILCS 122/10)
Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"MTBE" means methyl tertiary butyl ether.
"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
"Trace amount" means an amount not exceeding 0.5% by volume of the motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 92-132, eff. 7-24-01; 92-550, eff. 6-24-02.)


(415 ILCS 122/15)
Sec. 15. MTBE Prohibitions. Beginning 3 years after the effective date of this Act, no person shall use, sell, offer for sale, distribute, blend, or manufacture MTBE as a fuel additive in Illinois. It is not a violation of this Act for a person to sell, offer for sale, distribute, or blend a motor fuel in Illinois containing a trace amount of MTBE.
(Source: P.A. 92-132, eff. 7-24-01; 92-550, eff. 6-24-02.)


(415 ILCS 122/20)
Sec. 20. Programs. The Agency is hereby directed to coordinate with the 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.
(Source: P.A. 92-132, eff. 7-24-01.)


(415 ILCS 122/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92-132, eff. 7-24-01.)


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