Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of Public Act 097-0551
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

Public Act 097-0551




Public Act 097-0551
HB0806 EnrolledLRB097 03635 JDS 43672 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
adding Section 22.56 as follows:
    (415 ILCS 5/22.56 new)
    Sec. 22.56. Regulation of farm land sludge application.
    (a) Any person applying sludge, as defined in Section 3.465
of this Act, to agricultural farm land in this State must:
        (1) provide, no sooner than 90 days and no later than 7
    days before the application of the sludge to the land in
    question, written notice to the owners of the land upon
    which the sludge is to be applied, the owners of land that
    is adjacent to the land upon which the sludge is to be
    applied, and the township and county officials whose
    jurisdiction encompasses the land upon which the sludge is
    to be applied;
        (2) not stockpile sludge, except for lime sludge, which
    is defined as any solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste
    generated from a municipal, commercial, or industrial
    water treatment plant using the lime softening treatment
    process, and lime-alum sludge, at the same site for a
    period of more than 30 days between applications of sludge;
        (3) not apply the sludge in trenches that are deeper
    than the rooting depth of the crop, unless the sludge is
    applied at rates that do not exceed the agronomic rate, as
    defined and calculated under 35 Ill. Adm. Code 391;
        (4) not apply sludge closer than 100 feet to an
    occupied dwelling; and
        (5) make available to any requesting party, for up to 5
    years after the application of the sludge, any
    documentation of sludge analysis for parameters required
    under 40 CFR 503 or 35 Ill. Adm. Code 391.
    (b) The requirements contained in this Section shall be in
addition to any permit requirements otherwise imposed by the
Agency. Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted to
restrict, or in any way limit, the application of sludge on
land (i) owned by a unit of local government or (ii) used for
recreational purposes.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2011