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Full Text of HB1445  99th General Assembly


Rep. Elaine Nekritz

Filed: 3/17/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1445 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5adding Sections 3.560 and 22.56a as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 5/3.560 new)
7    Sec. 3.560. Exceptional Quality biosolids. "Exceptional
8Quality biosolids" means solids that:
9        (1) are generated from the advanced processing of
10    publicly-owned sewage treatment plant sludge;
11        (2) do not exceed the ceiling concentration limits in
12    Table 1 of 40 CFR 503.13 and the pollutant concentration
13    limits in Table 3 of 40 CFR 503.13;
14        (3) meet the requirements for classification as Class A
15    with respect to pathogens in 40 CFR 503.32(a); and
16        (4) meet one of the vector attraction reduction



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1    requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8).
2    (415 ILCS 5/22.56a new)
3    Sec. 22.56a. Land application of Exceptional Quality
5    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
6        (1) technological advances in wastewater treatment
7    have allowed for the production of Exceptional Quality
8    biosolids that can be used on land as a beneficial
9    recyclable material that improves soil tilth, fertility,
10    and stability and their use enhances the growth of
11    agricultural, silvicultural, and horticultural crops;
12        (2) Exceptional Quality biosolids are a resource to be
13    recovered; and
14        (3) the beneficial use of Exceptional Quality
15    biosolids and their recycling to the land as a soil
16    amendment is encouraged.
17    (b) To encourage and promote the use of Exceptional Quality
18biosolids in productive and beneficial applications, to the
19extent allowed by federal law, Exceptional Quality biosolids
20shall not be subject to regulation as a sludge or other waste
21if all of the following requirements are met:
22        (1) The sewage treatment plant generating the
23    Exceptional Quality biosolids maintains the following
24    information with respect to the biosolids:
25            (A) Documentation demonstrating that the



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1        Exceptional Quality biosolids do not exceed the
2        ceiling concentration limits in Table 1 of 40 CFR
3        503.13 and the pollutant concentration limits in Table
4        3 of 40 CFR 503.13;
5            (B) Documentation demonstrating that the Class A
6        pathogen requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(a) are met,
7        including but not limited to a description of how they
8        were met;
9            (C) Documentation demonstrating that the vector
10        attraction requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through
11        (b)(8) are met, including but not limited to a
12        description of how they were met;
13            (D) A certification statement regarding the Class
14        A pathogen requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(a) and the
15        vector attraction reduction requirements in 40 CFR
16        503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8), as required in 40 CFR
17        503.17(a)(1)(ii); and
18            (E) The quantity of Exceptional Quality biosolids
19        sold or given away by the sewage treatment plant each
20        year. The information must be maintained for a minimum
21        of 5 years after the biosolids are generated, and upon
22        request must be made available to the Agency for
23        inspection and copying during normal business hours.
24        (2) For Exceptional Quality biosolids that have not
25    been bagged:
26            (A) They are not applied to snow-covered or frozen



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1        ground; and
2            (B) They are used in a manner that ensures they
3        remain on the land and do not enter waters of the
4        State.
5        (3) If Exceptional Quality biosolids that have not been
6    bagged are generated in another state and imported into
7    this State, the person importing the biosolids must
8    maintain the information set forth in subparagraph (A) of
9    paragraph (1) of subsection (a) through subparagraph (D) of
10    paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section and the
11    amount of Exceptional Quality biosolids imported each
12    year. The information must be maintained for a minimum of 5
13    years after the biosolids are imported, and upon request
14    must be made available to the Agency for inspection and
15    copying during normal business hours.
16    (c) For purposes of this Section, Exceptional Quality
17biosolids are considered "bagged" if they are in a bag or in an
18open or closed receptacle that has a capacity of one metric ton
19or less, including, but not limited to, a bucket, box, carton,
20vehicle, or trailer.
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.".