2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 420 - NUCLEAR SAFETY
420 ILCS 37/ - Radioactive Waste Tracking and Permitting Act.

(420 ILCS 37/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Radioactive Waste Tracking and Permitting Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-616, eff. 9-9-94.)


(420 ILCS 37/5)
Sec. 5. Legislative findings.
(a) The General Assembly finds:
(1) that a considerable volume of wastes are produced

in this State with even greater volumes to be produced in the future;

(2) that these wastes pose a significant risk to the

public health, safety and welfare of the people of Illinois; and

(3) that it is the obligation of the State of

Illinois to its citizens to provide for the safe management of the wastes produced within its borders.

(b) It is the intent of this Act to authorize the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to establish, by regulation, a tracking system for the regulation of the use of facilities licensed under Section 8 of the Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)


(420 ILCS 37/10)
Sec. 10. Definitions.
(a) "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(b) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(c) "Disposal" means the isolation of waste from the biosphere in a permanent facility designed for that purpose.
(d) "Facility" means a parcel of land or a site, together with structures, equipment, and improvements on or appurtenant to the land or site, that is used or is being developed for the treatment, storage, or disposal of low-level radioactive waste.
(e) "Low-level radioactive waste" or "waste" means radioactive waste not classified as (1) high-level radioactive waste, (2) transuranic waste, (3) spent nuclear fuel, or (4) by-product material as defined in Section 11e(2) of the Atomic Energy Act. This definition shall apply notwithstanding any declaration by the federal government or a state that any radioactive material is exempt from any regulatory control.
(f) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business enterprise, or other legal entity, public or private, or any legal successor, representative, agent, or agency of that individual, corporation, business enterprise, or legal entity.
(g) "Regional facility" or "disposal facility" means a facility that is located in Illinois and established by Illinois, under designation of Illinois as a host state by the Commission for disposal of waste.
(h) "Storage" means the temporary holding of waste for treatment or disposal for a period determined by Agency regulations.
(i) "Treatment" means any method, technique, or process, including storage for radioactive decay, that is designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics or composition of any waste in order to render the waste safer for transport, storage, or disposal, amenable to recovery, convertible to another usable material, or reduced in volume.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)


(420 ILCS 37/15)
Sec. 15. Permit requirements for the storage, treatment, and disposal of waste at a disposal facility.
(a) Upon adoption of regulations under subsection (c) of this Section, no person shall deposit any low-level radioactive waste at a storage, treatment, or disposal facility in Illinois licensed under Section 8 of the Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Act without a permit granted by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(b) Upon adoption of regulations under subsection (c) of this Section, no person shall operate a storage, treatment, or disposal facility licensed under Section 8 of the Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Act without a permit granted by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(c) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall adopt regulations providing for the issuance, suspension, and revocation of permits required under subsections (a) and (b) of this Section. The regulations may provide a system for tracking low-level radioactive waste to ensure that waste that other states are responsible for disposing of under federal law does not become the responsibility of the State of Illinois. The regulations shall be consistent with the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.
(d) The Agency may enter into a contract or contracts for operation of the system for tracking low-level radioactive waste as provided in subsection (c) of this Section.
(e) A person who violates this Section or any regulation promulgated under this Section shall be subject to a civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000, for each violation. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. A person who fails to pay a civil penalty imposed by a regulation adopted under this Section, or any portion of the penalty, is liable in a civil action in an amount not to exceed 4 times the amount imposed and not paid. At the request of the Agency, the Attorney General shall, on behalf of the State, bring an action for the recovery of any civil penalty provided for by this Section. Any civil penalties so recovered shall be deposited in the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Facility Closure, Post-Closure Care and Compensation Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)


(420 ILCS 37/20)
Sec. 20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-616. Repealed by internal repealer.)


(420 ILCS 37/25)
Sec. 25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-616. Repealed by internal repealer.)


(420 ILCS 37/40)
Sec. 40. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 88-616, eff. 9-9-94; text omitted.)


(420 ILCS 37/50)
Sec. 50. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 88-616, eff. 9-9-94; text omitted.)


(420 ILCS 37/55)
Sec. 55. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 88-616, eff. 9-9-94; text omitted.)


(420 ILCS 37/60)
Sec. 60. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 88-616, eff. 9-9-94; text omitted.)


(420 ILCS 37/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 88-616, eff. 9-9-94.)


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