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 Bill Status of HB4846  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SOLID WASTE SITE OPERATOR

House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Melinda Bush)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/10/2022SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 230/1004from Ch. 111, par. 7854
225 ILCS 230/1005from Ch. 111, par. 7855
225 ILCS 230/1006from Ch. 111, par. 7856
225 ILCS 230/1007from Ch. 111, par. 7857
225 ILCS 230/1009from Ch. 111, par. 7859
225 ILCS 230/1010from Ch. 111, par. 7860
225 ILCS 230/1011from Ch. 111, par. 7861
225 ILCS 230/1012from Ch. 111, par. 7862


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Solid Waste Site Operator Certification Law. Creates a Solid Waste Site Operator Certification. Removes provisions concerning Class "A" and Class "B" Solid Waste Site Operator Certification. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to approve the use of examinations conducted by third parties. Provides that the Agency shall maintain on its website information regarding the examinations. Provides that at the time of certificate renewal, the applicant shall certify the completion of 30 hours of continuing education covering the operation of landfills during the preceding 3 years. Provides that the fee for the issuance or renewal of a Solid Waste Site Operator Certificate shall be $1,000. Provides that if the fee for renewal is not paid within the grace period, the fee for renewal shall be increased by $100 (rather than $50). Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the applicant shall certify the completion of 15 (rather than 30) hours of continuing education covering the operation of landfills during the preceding 3 years. Provides that continuing education used to satisfy the provisions concerning continuing education requirements must be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and must cover the design, operation, and maintenance of sanitary landfills.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 230/1012from Ch. 111, par. 7862

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill and makes the following changes. Provides that a landfill site that accepts non-hazardous solid waste shall have a Solid Waste Site Operator Certification (rather than a Class A or a Class B Solid Waste Site Operator Certification). Provides that a landfill site which accepts special waste shall have a Solid Waste Site Operator certified by the Environmental Protection Agency. Provides that solid waste site operators shall be certified based on level of competency determined by examination and in accordance with educational and experience level as follows: (1) graduation from high school or equivalent and not less than 2 years (rather than 6 months) of acceptable study, training, and responsible experience in sanitary landfill operation or management, or not less than 7 (rather than 3) years of acceptable study training and responsible experience in operation or management of earth moving equipment; or (2) grammar school completion or equivalent and not less than 15 (rather than 5) years of acceptable study, training, and responsible experience in sanitary landfill operation or management. Provides that at the time of certificate renewal the applicant shall certify the completion of 15 (rather than 30) hours of continuing education covering the operation of landfills during the preceding 3 years. Provides that continuing education used to satisfy continuing education requirements must be approved by the Agency and must cover the design, operation, and maintenance of sanitary landfills, and for certificates that include a special waste endorsement, continuing education must cover the operation of landfills relative to the acceptance and disposal of special wastes. Provides that the fee for a Solid Waste Site Operator Certificate shall be $400 (rather than $1,000) and provides that the fee for an issuance or renewal for special waste endorsements shall be $100.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  2/10/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  2/10/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  2/15/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Energy & Environment Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/15/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Energy & Environment Committee; 017-007-000
  2/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Energy & Environment Committee
  2/23/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Energy & Environment Committee; 026-000-000
  2/24/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  2/24/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/7/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/7/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/7/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/7/2022SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  4/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  4/7/2022SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 8, 2022
  4/7/2022SenateSecond Reading
  4/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 8, 2022
  5/10/2022SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

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