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Full Text of SB2027  101st General Assembly


Sen. Scott M. Bennett

Filed: 5/1/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2027, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
6adding Section 21.7 as follows:
7    (415 ILCS 5/21.7 new)
8    Sec. 21.7. Landfills.
9    (a) The purpose of this Section is to enact legislative
10recommendations provided by the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force,
11established under Public Act 100-403. The Task Force identified
12capped but unregulated or underregulated landfills that
13overlie the Mahomet Aquifer as potentially hazardous to
14valuable groundwater resources. These unregulated or
15underregulated landfills generally began accepting waste for
16disposal sometime prior to 1973.



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1    (b) The Agency shall prioritize unregulated or
2underregulated landfills that overlie the Mahomet Aquifer for
3inspection. The following factors shall be considered:
4        (1) the presence of, and depth to, any aquifer with
5    potential potable use;
6        (2) whether the landfill has an engineered liner
7    system;
8        (3) whether the landfill has an active groundwater
9    monitoring system;
10        (4) whether waste disposal occurred within the
11    100-year floodplain; and
12        (5) landfills within the setback zone of any potable
13    water supply well.
14    (c) Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall use existing
15information available from State and federal agencies, such as
16the Prairie Research Institute, the Department of Natural
17Resources, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the
18Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Natural Resources
19Conservation Service, to identify unknown, unregulated, or
20underregulated waste disposal sites that overlie the Mahomet
21Aquifer that may pose a threat to surface water or groundwater
23    (d) Subject to appropriation, for those landfills
24prioritized for response action following inspection and
25investigation, the Agency shall use its own data, along with
26data from municipalities, counties, solid waste management



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1associations, companies, corporations, and individuals, to
2archive information about the landfills, including their
3ownership, operational details, and waste disposal history.
4    Section 10. The Illinois Groundwater Protection Act is
5amended by adding Section 10 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 55/10 new)
7    Sec. 10. Pekin Metro Landfill; pilot projects.
8    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall design and
9implement up to 2 pilot studies of landfills that overlie the
10Mahomet Aquifer to identify threats to surface and groundwater
11resources that are posed by the landfills. One of the pilot
12projects shall be conducted at the Pekin Metro Landfill in
13Tazewell County. In conducting the pilot projects, the Agency
15        (1) inspect and identify potential and current
16    contamination threats to the water quality of aquifers in
17    the same watershed as the landfill (for the Pekin Metro
18    Landfill, the Mahomet Aquifer);
19        (2) use geographic information systems and remote
20    sensing technology to track defects, structures,
21    appliances, and wells for routine inspection and
22    sustainable management;
23        (3) install or repair groundwater monitoring
24    mechanisms necessary to identify whether contaminants from



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1    the landfill are affecting water quality in the Mahomet
2    Aquifer; and
3        (4) identify and provide cost estimates for any
4    additional response actions necessary or appropriate to
5    reduce or minimize potential threats to human health and
6    the environment resulting from current landfill
7    conditions.
8    (b) Following the completion of the pilot project response
9actions, the Agency shall:
10        (1) evaluate, in consultation with the Prairie
11    Research Institute, the use of aerial photography and other
12    remote sensing technologies, such as Light Detection and
13    Ranging (LiDAR), to identify land erosion, landslides,
14    barren areas, leachate seeps, vegetation, and other
15    relevant surface and subsurface features of landfills to
16    aid in the inspection and investigation of landfills; and
17        (2) identify additional procedures, requirements, or
18    authorities that may be appropriate or necessary to address
19    threats to human health and the environment from other
20    unregulated or underregulated landfills throughout the
21    State.".