EPA-FLOURESCENT LAMP RECYCLNG
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Environmental Protection Act to provide that, until
the Pollution Control Board adopts rules designating flourescent and
high intensity discharge lamps as universal waste, used flourescent
and high intensity discharge lamps may be managed under alternative,
specified conditions. Requires the Illinois Environmental Protection
Agency to seek authorization from the United States Environmental
Protection Agency to implement the provisions of the Universal Waste
Rule. Effective immediately.
FISCAL IMPACT NOTE (Pollution Control Bd.)
There will be no fiscal impact on the PCB.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB 2164 fails to create a State mandate.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes the requirement that the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency seek authorization from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency to implement the provisions of the
Universal Waste Rule. Instead, provides for the designation of
hazardous fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps as universal
waste and requires the Pollution Control Board to adopt rules for the
management of those lamps as universal waste within 240 days of the
effective date of the amendatory Act.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.449 new
215 ILCS 5/2.5 new
Creates the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act to
support remediation of drycleaning solvent releases at drycleaning
facilities through a reimbursement program for remediation of existing
releases and an insurance program for prospective releases. Creates
the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council to administer
the Act. Authorizes civil and criminal penalties. Establishes a
quantity-based drycleaning solvent tax to be imposed on a person
purchasing drycleaning solvent for use at the facility. Imposes a
one-time drycleaning solvent floor stock tax to be assessed on January
1, 1998. Requires owners or operators of dry cleaning facilities to
obtain a license under the Act in order to be eligible for
reimbursement and insurance benefits under the Act. Repeals the
license fee and sale and transfer fee provisions on July 1, 2007.
Prohibits a person from engaging in the business of selling
drycleaning solvent on and after January 1, 1998 without a certificate
of registration issued by the Department of Revenue. Provides for a
transfer of $375,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Drycleaner
Environmental Response Trust Fund, which, after 6 months, shall be
transferred back to the General Revenue Fund. Amends the State Finance
Act to add the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund. Amends
the Illinois Insurance Code to exempt the Drycleaner Environmental
Response Trust Fund from the provisions of the Code.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Adds reference to:
415 ILCS 5/3.45 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1003.45
415 ILCS 5/22.48 new
415 ILCS 5/44 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1044
Further amends the Environmental Protection Act to redefine
"special waste". Provides that certain industrial process waste and
pollution control waste shall be managed as special waste unless the
generator provides a specified certification. Sets forth criminal
penalties for falsely certifying that waste is not special waste.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4.
Deletes a provision in the Drycleaner Environmental Response
Trust Fund Act stating that hearings concerning matters covered by the
Act shall be heard by the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund
Council pursuant to rules adopted by the Council.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1.
Recommends that the House concur in S-ams 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Recommends that the bill be further amended as follows:
Further amends the Environmental Protection Act to create the
criminal offense of Criminal Disposal of Waste and set forth penalties
for conviction under that offense. Provides that a person who
knowingly violates a provision of the federal Procedures for Asbestos
Emission Control is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0502
Last action date: 97-08-19
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 4
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