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410 ILCS 46/40
(410 ILCS 46/40)
Mercury-containing compact fluorescent lighting;
Internet Web site and outreach; procurement.
(a) By October 1, 2009, the Agency shall create a Web site that provides information on the mercury content of compact fluorescent lamps used in residential applications, what to do when a fluorescent lamp breaks, and options for consumers to safely manage and recycle spent mercury-containing compact fluorescent lamps generated in the State. The Agency shall also collaborate with lamp manufacturers, retailers, utilities, local governments, environmental organizations, and solid waste haulers on outreach efforts to inform consumers about the safe and proper management of spent mercury-containing fluorescent lamps. In developing an outreach strategy, the Agency shall consider a variety of media and methods for disseminating information, including, but not limited to, point of sale information, newspaper and magazine advertisements, Web sites, package markings, bill inserts, public service announcements, and stickers for dumpsters and trash bins.
(b) By March 1, 2010, the Department of Central Management Services, in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Agency, shall review and revise procurement specifications for lamps and ballasts purchased by State agencies. The specifications shall be revised to optimize energy efficiency, toxics reduction, lighting quality, and lamp life, taking into account performance, availability and cost considerations. After July 1, 2010, the Department of Central Management Services shall ensure that the environmental and performance specifications developed under this subsection are incorporated into bid solicitations issued, and contracts entered into, for lamps and ballasts purchased by State agencies.
(c) For the purposes of this subsection,
(1) "Lamp" means the bulb or tube portion of an
electrical lighting device, including, but not limited to, a compact fluorescent lamp; a linear, circular or u-bent tube; a high intensity discharge lamp; or an exit sign lamp or fixture.
(2) "Ballast" means a device used to provide and
control the voltage in a linear fluorescent lamp.
(Source: P.A. 96-393, eff. 8-13-09.)