CURRY,JULIE, CURRIE, ERWIN, BUGIELSKI AND ACKERMAN.
LANDSCAPE WASTE BURNING BAN
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Environmental Protection Act to require the Pollution
Control Board to adopt rules by September 1, 1998 prohibiting the open
burning of landscape waste in areas of the State classified as
moderate, serious, severe, or extreme non-attainment areas for ozone
or areas designated as affected counties under the Vehicle Emissions
Inspection Law of 1995. Preempts certain home rule powers.
FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Pollution Control Bd.)
Total implementation cost is $150,000 per year beginning FY98.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB 470 does preempt home rule authority.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Environmental Protection Act to provide that
the Pollution Control Board's rules shall not be construed to prohibit
the open burning of landscape waste generated on a farmstead.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1
In the opinion of DCCA, HB470, with H-am 1, fails to create a
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (EPA)
HB 470 has no fiscal impact on EPA.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a unit of local government that adopts ordinances
or regulations prohibiting the open burning of landscape waste before
the effective date of the Pollution Control Board's rules prohibiting
the open burning shall be exempt from the Board rules only so long as
the local ordinances or regulations remain in effect.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1. (Senate recedes December 3, 1998)
Extends the deadline by which the Pollution Control Board shall
adopt rules prohibiting the open burning of landscape waste from
September 1, 1998 to December 1, 1998. Provides that a home rule unit
that adopts ordinances or regulations relating to the open burning of
landscape waste before the effective date of the Board's rules
prohibiting the open burning shall be exempt from the Boards' rules
only so long as the local ordinances or regulations remain in effect.
Makes additional substantive changes.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2. (Senate recedes December 3, 1998)
Provides that a unit of local government or home rule unit may
continue to qualify for exemption from the Pollution Control Board's
rules banning the open burning of landscape waste if the ordinances or
regulations adopted before the effective date of the Board's rules are
at any time amended or modified.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1.
Recommends that the Senate recede from S-ams 1 and 2.
Recommends that the bill be amended as follows:
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/9
415 ILCS 5/10
415 ILCS 5/42
Adds reference to:
525 ILCS 15/6a from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9106a
Deletes everything. Provides that the Council shall report to
the General Assembly no later than July 1 of each year. Changes the
repeal date of the Section recreating the Illinois Forestry
Development Council from December 31, 1998 to December 31, 2008.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0809
Last action date: 98-12-31
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 2
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