HB0653 - EPA-GROUNDWATER MONITORING

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that within 180 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Pollution Control Board shall adopt amendments to the rules adopted under specified provisions to require groundwater monitoring at all clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and all uncontaminated soil fill operations. Provides that the groundwater monitoring requirements adopted under specified provisions shall be designed to detect and prevent any exceedance of the Board's Class I groundwater quality standards and meet specified requirements. Provides that groundwater monitoring shall be required for all clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and all uncontaminated soil fill operations unless, before the effective date of the amendatory Act, the owner or operator has completed post-closure maintenance and, for clean construction or demolition debris fill operations, received specified notice from the Environmental Protection Agency, or, for uncontaminated soil fill operations, submitted specified information to the Agency. Effective immediately.

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Position: Under Review
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HB1760 - OSALD GRANTS-ADVANCED PAYMENT

Amends the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act. Provides that for any grant made to a unit of local government, a minimum of 50% of the grant must be paid to the unit of local government at the time of the award of the grant. Allows a unit of local government to opt out of the advanced payment option at the time of the award of the grant. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall consider an applicant's request for an extension to a grant if (i) the advanced payment is expended or legally obligated within the 2 years as required by the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act or (ii) no advanced payment was made. Effective immediately.

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HB2767 - EPA-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall ensure that possible adverse economic, social, and environmental effects on environmental justice communities relating to any permit or permit renewal have been fully considered prior to publishing a draft permit or permit renewal for public comment, and that the final decision on the permit or permit renewal is made in the best overall public interest. Provides that any person or entity seeking a permit or permit renewal in an environmental justice community shall give public notice with specified information to the residents of the environmental justice community. Provides that environmental justice community residents shall have 90 days following a community meeting to submit comments to the Agency. Provides that a permit applicant for permitted activity sited in an environmental justice community shall enter into a community benefits agreement with the unit of local government in whose jurisdiction the permit applicant has applied. Provides that the community benefits agreement must, at a minimum, contain provisions requiring the permit applicant to mitigate the environmental and public health impact of the permitted activity in the environmental justice community. Effective immediately.

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HB3073 - TOLL EXEMPT-PURPLE HEART DAY

Amends the Toll Highway Act. Provides that a person is permitted to use a toll highway without paying the toll on August 7 of each year, the designated Purple Heart Day, if the person is displaying a Purple Heart license plate on his or her vehicle. Effective immediately.

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HB3090 - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT

Creates the Environmental Justice Act. Creates the Illinois Environmental Justice Advisory Council to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Governor, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the other State agencies about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice and on policies, practices, and specific actions. Requires the Agency to: (1) develop and implement a strategy prioritizing enforcement in neighborhoods with environmental justice populations; (2) compile an annual report detailing the number and types of enforcement actions in neighborhoods with environmental justice populations; (3) establish and maintain a supplemental environmental project bank with specified requirements; (4) publish a progress report on environmental justice no less often than every 5 years; and (5) work with the Department of Public Health to establish health risk assessment guidelines and develop an online mapping that identifies specified information. Contains requirements for environmental impact reports. Requires the Director of the Agency to appoint a Director of Environmental Justice within the Agency to perform specified duties. Provides that State agencies shall (1) designate an environmental justice coordinator for each State agency to perform specified actions and (2) develop a specific policy or strategy to promote environmental justice. Establishes the Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group to maximize State resources, research, and technical assistance to further the purposes of the Act and of environmental justice in the State. Provides that environmental justice coordinators shall serve as their State agency's representative to the Interagency Environmental Working Group. Contains other provisions.

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HB4093 - EPA-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to annually review and update the underlying data for, and use of, indicators used to determine whether a community is designated as an environmental justice community and to establish a process by which communities not designated as environmental justice communities may petition for such a designation. Provides that an applicant for a permit for the construction of a new source that will become a major source subject to the Clean Air Act Permit Program to be located in an environmental justice community or a new source that has or will require a federally enforceable State operating permit and that will be located in an environmental justice community must conduct a public meeting prior to submission of the permit application and must submit with the permit application an environmental justice assessment identifying the potential environmental and health impacts to the area associated with the proposed project. Provides requirements for the environmental justice assessment. Provides that a supplemental fee of $200,000 for each construction permit application shall be assessed if the construction permit application is subject to the requirements regarding the construction of a new source located in an environmental justice community. Contains provisions regarding public participation requirements for permitting transactions in an environmental justice community. Provides that a third party may petition the Pollution Control Board if the Agency grants a permit to construct, modify, or operate a facility that emits air pollutants and is classified as a minor source. Contains provisions regarding environmental justice grievances. Defines "environmental justice community". Contains other provisions.

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HB4358 - EPA-GREAT LAKES CCR PROTECTION

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that all CCR generated by the electric generating industry located in a municipality bordering Lake Michigan with greater than 75,000 inhabitants but fewer than 150,000 inhabitants shall be removed from the site. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amendatory provisions do not impact any financial obligation arising before their effective date. Effective immediately.

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Position: Under Review
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HB4988 - EPA-PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTIONS

Amends the Environmental Protection Act to require public water supply operators to notify specified healthcare facilities and their water supply operator not more than 30 days, but no fewer than 15 days before any known, planned or anticipated disruption event and within two hours after being aware of an unplanned disruption event.

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HB5170 - ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE PROJECT

Amends the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act. Removes language providing that "environmental response project" includes a plan or work that is performed for environmental remediation of any site or facility in response to contamination at specified sites or facilities. Provides instead that "environmental response project" includes a plan or work that is performed or conducted to clean up, remediate, eliminate, investigate, minimize, mitigate, or prevent the release or threatened release of contaminants affecting real property in order to protect public health or welfare or the environment. Removes the definition of "State".

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HB5504 - GOVERNMENT-PUBLIC PROJECTS MATERIALS

Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the Capital Development Board Act. Requires the Department of Transportation and the Capital Development Board to develop policies regarding maximum acceptable global warming potential for specified eligible materials used in public projects. Provides for review and adjustment of the respective policies. Provides requirements for contractors awarded public project contracts. Requires the Department and the Board to strive to achieve a continuous reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over time. Provides for annual reporting requirements by the Department and the Board. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

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SB0094 - EPA-COMPOSTING FACILITY

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that incidental sales of finished compost do need not to be applied to agronomic rates in determining whether a person needs a permit to conduct a landscape waste composting operation at specified sites. Removes a provision requiring that no fee is charged for the acceptance of materials to be composted in order for a site having 10 or more occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of its boundaries to be excepted from permit requirements.

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SB0546 - EPA-GROUNDWATER MONITORING

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that within 180 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Pollution Control Board shall adopt amendments to the rules adopted under specified provisions to require groundwater monitoring at all clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and all uncontaminated soil fill operations. Provides that the groundwater monitoring requirements adopted under specified provisions shall be designed to detect and prevent any exceedance of the Board's Class I groundwater quality standards and meet specified requirements. Provides that groundwater monitoring shall be required for all clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and all uncontaminated soil fill operations unless, before the effective date of the amendatory Act, the owner or operator has completed post-closure maintenance and, for clean construction or demolition debris fill operations, received specified notice from the Environmental Protection Agency, or, for uncontaminated soil fill operations, submitted specified information to the Agency. Effective immediately.

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SB0580 - EPA-GROUNDWATER MONITORING

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that within 180 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Pollution Control Board shall adopt amendments to the rules adopted under specified provisions to require groundwater monitoring at all clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and all uncontaminated soil fill operations. Provides that the groundwater monitoring requirements adopted under specified provisions shall be designed to detect and prevent any exceedance of the Board's Class I groundwater quality standards and meet specified requirements. Provides that groundwater monitoring shall be required for all clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and all uncontaminated soil fill operations unless, before the effective date of the amendatory Act, the owner or operator has completed post-closure maintenance and, for clean construction or demolition debris fill operations, received specified notice from the Environmental Protection Agency, or, for uncontaminated soil fill operations, submitted specified information to the Agency. Effective immediately.

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SB0592 - RENTERS' RIGHT TO RECYCLE

Creates the Renters' Right to Recycle Act. Requires owners of multifamily dwellings to arrange for recycling services that are appropriate to the multifamily dwelling, including, but not limited to, the provision of on-site paper, plastic, and aluminum recycling containers for tenants. Provides exceptions for multifamily dwellings with inadequate space for recycling containers, that do not have a solid waste enterprise providing recycling services that serve the location, or for which the cost of recycling services creates a financial hardship for the building owner. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to implement, administer, and enforce the Act and adopt necessary rules. Allows residents of multifamily dwellings to file claims with the Agency stating that the owner of the unit in which the resident resides is in violation of the Act. Provides that violators of the Act's provisions may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount to be determined by the Agency. Provides that the Act does not interfere with or prevent a unit of local government from requiring recycling services for multifamily dwellings. Effective July 1, 2022.

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SB1574 - EPA-UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that for an underground storage tank release reported on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, an owner or operator may access the Underground Storage Tank Fund for costs associated with an Environmental Protection Agency approved plan, and the Agency shall approve the payment of costs associated with corrective action without the application of a deductible, except a $5,000 deductible shall apply to an owner or operator of an underground storage tank that is not registered under the Gasoline Storage Act. Makes changes, applicable to a release reported on or after the effective date, to provisions concerning payments from the Underground Storage Tank Fund for an application for payment from the Fund for an approved plan and budget for a tank that is registered under the Gasoline Storage Act. Provides that if a full payment is not made within specified periods for the applications for these registered tanks, then the Fund must pay the owner or operator 2% interest per month on any unpaid amount until the owner or operator is fully paid. Provides that if the balance in the Underground Storage Tank Fund falls below $10,000,000 for a period of 6 months, then the 2% percent monthly interest payments shall be suspended until the Fund balance is above $10,000,000. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2022.

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SB2408 - CLEAN ENERGY LEGISLATION

SB 2408 seeks to decarbonize the Illinois energy sector by closing private coal plants by 2030. Municipally-owned plants must close by 2045. The Prairie State Energy Campus in the Metro East and Springfield’s CWLP coal plants must also reduce 45% of the carbon emissions by 2035. If this goal is not achieved, the plants have until 2038 to reach the target, or they must retire one of their generating towers. Both plants would face a definitive closure date of 2045. The bill includes a $40 million grant program to help mitigate the impacts of closing nuclear and fossil fuel plants. Exelon would receive a $694 million bailout to keep the nuclear fleet running for another five years. The bill does not preempt local authority over the siting of wind or solar facilities.

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SB2997 - FOREST PRESERVE-SOLAR ENERGY

Amends the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that forest preserve districts can also acquire easements to create certain renewable energy infrastructure. Removes provisions authorizing forest preserves to lease land to veterans' organizations as grounds for convalescing sick veterans and veterans with disabilities, and as a place upon which to construct rehabilitation quarters, or to a county as grounds for a county nursing home or convalescent home. Provides that forest preserve districts shall have power to lease 80 acres of the lands and grounds acquired by it, for a term of not more than 40 years to a county as grounds for certain renewable energy infrastructure. Defines "certain renewable energy infrastructure".

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SB3073 - EPA-GREAT LAKES CCR PROTECTION

Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that all CCR generated by the electric generating industry located in a municipality bordering Lake Michigan with greater than 75,000 inhabitants but fewer than 150,000 inhabitants shall be removed from the site. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amendatory provisions do not impact any financial obligation arising before their effective date. Effective immediately.

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SB3178 - RIVERS OF IL COORDINATING COUNCIL ACT

Creates the Rivers of Illinois Coordinating Council Act. Provides for the codification of the Rivers of Illinois Coordinating Council. Provides that the Council is the successor to: (i) the Illinois River Coordinating Council; (ii) the Mississippi River Coordinating Council; and (iii) the Wabash and Ohio River Coordinating Council. Provides for the consolidation and transfer of powers to the Council. Establishes the Rivers of Illinois Coordinating Council as consisting of 20 voting members to be appointed by the Governor. Specifies the membership of the Council. Provides for membership terms and meetings. Provides that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor shall be responsible for the operations of the Council, including, without limitation, funding and oversight of the Council's activities. Provides that members of the Council shall serve without compensation, but the Office of the Lieutenant Governor may reimburse members of the Council for travel expenses. Provides for duties of the Council and duties of State agencies represented on the Council. Repeals the Illinois River Watershed Restoration Act, the Mississippi River Coordinating Council Act, and the Wabash and Ohio Rivers Coordinating Council Act.

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SB3613 - HYDROGEN ECONOMY TASK FORCE

Creates the Hydrogen Economy Act. Creates the Hydrogen Economy Task Force. Provides for membership of the Task Force.

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SB3633 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEMOLITION DOCUMENTATION

Amends the Counties Code. Provides that counties and municipalities must maintain documentation submitted by a contractor on the disposal of specified demolition debris, clean or general, or uncontaminated soil. The documentation required by the provisions do not apply to a permitted pollution control facility that transfers or accepts construction or demolition debris, clean or general, or uncontaminated soil for final disposal, recycling, or treatment. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

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