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 Bill Status of HB4800  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  EPA-PORT OPERATIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Elizabeth Coulson - Paul D. Froehlich

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
525 ILCS 25/10 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Lake Management Program Act. Requires all oceangoing vessels engaging in port operations in this State to obtain a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency. Provides that the Agency may issue a permit for an oceangoing vessel only if: (1) the applicant can demonstrate that the oceangoing vessel will not discharge aquatic nuisance species; or (2) if the oceangoing vessel discharges ballast water or other waste or waste effluent, that the operator of the vessel will use environmentally sound technology and methods, as determined by the Agency, that can be used to prevent the discharge of aquatic nuisance species. Sets forth procedures for the permitting process and requires the Agency to establish reasonable permit fees. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/8/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2008HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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