HB0915eng 93rd General Assembly


HB0915 Engrossed                     LRB093 05413 AMC 05503 b

 1        AN ACT in relation to environmental safety.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
 5    adding Section 22.40a as follows:

 6        (415 ILCS 5/22.40a new)
 7        Sec.   22.40a.  Municipal  waste  landfills;  geomembrane
 8    liners. For  any  new  municipal  solid  waste  landfill  (or
 9    lateral  expansion  of  an  existing  municipal  solid  waste
10    landfill),  located  in  a  county  with a population between
11    100,000 and 110,000 or between 113,000 and 140,000,  and  for
12    which  the  permit  allowing  development is issued after the
13    effective date of this amendatory Act  of  the  93rd  General
14    Assembly,  any  liner  used  to  achieve  compliance with the
15    Board's rules relating to liner systems shall consist  of  at
16    least  2  composite  liners,  each  of  which  must include a
17    geomembrane  no  less  than  60  mils  in  thickness.    This
18    requirement is in addition to any other requirements that may
19    be imposed under those rules.

20        Section 99. Effective date.  This Act takes  effect  upon
21    becoming law.