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Public Act 102-0960


 

Public Act 0960 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0960
 
HB4988 EnrolledLRB102 25884 NLB 35241 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 19.11 as follows:
 
    (415 ILCS 5/19.11 new)
    Sec. 19.11. Public water supply disruption; notification.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Disruption event" means any:
        (1) change to a disinfection technique, practice, or
    technology, including each instance of any change in the
    concentration of any disinfectant in the water of a public
    water supply that results in residual concentrations of
    the disinfectant in the water either exceeding 50% or
    falling below 20% of the monthly average concentration of
    disinfectant reported to the Agency in a public water
    distribution entity's most recent monthly submission of
    Daily Operating Reports;
        (2) planned or unplanned work on or damage to a water
    main;
        (3) change in a treatment application or source of
    water that results in an altered finished water quality;
        (4) event that results in a public water supply's
    operating pressure falling below 20 PSI; or
        (5) condition that results in the issuance of a boil
    water order.
    "Health care facility" means a facility, hospital, or
establishment licensed or organized under the Ambulatory
Surgical Treatment Center Act, the University of Illinois
Hospital Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, the Nursing Home
Care Act, the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or the
Community Living Facilities Licensing Act.
    "Health care facility list" means a list enumerating
health care facilities and their designees that are served by
a public water supply and maintained by a public water
distribution entity.
    "Public water distribution entity" means any of the
following entities that are responsible for the direct
supervision of a public water supply: a municipality, a
private corporation, an individual private owner, or a
regularly organized body governed by a constitution and
by-laws requiring regular election of officers.
    "Public water supply" has the same meaning as defined in
Section 3.365.
    "State agencies" means the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Public
Health.
    "Water supply operator" means any individual trained in
the treatment or distribution of water who has practical,
working knowledge of the chemical, biological, and physical
sciences essential to the practical mechanics of water
treatment or distribution and who is capable of conducting and
maintaining the water treatment or distribution processes of a
public water supply in a manner that will provide safe,
potable water for human consumption.
    (b) A public water distribution entity, through its
designated employees or contractors, shall notify its water
supply operator and all affected health care facilities on the
public water supply's health care facility list not less than
14 days before any known, planned, or anticipated disruption
event. An anticipated disruption event includes for purposes
of this subsection any disruption event that could or should
be reasonably anticipated by a public water distribution
entity.
    (c) A public water distribution entity, through its
designated employees or contractors, shall notify its water
supply operator and all affected health care facilities that
are served by the public water supply and affected by any
unplanned disruption event in the public water supply's water
distribution system. The notification required under this
subsection shall be provided within 2 hours after the public
water distribution entity becomes aware of the unplanned
disruption event.
    (d) A health care facility shall designate an email
address to receive electronic notifications from the public
water distribution entity concerning planned or unplanned
disruption events. The email account shall be accessible to
the health care facility's designated water management plan
administrator and other responsible administrative personnel.
    (e) Any planned or unplanned disruption event notification
sent to a health care facility under this Section shall also be
sent to the State agencies via email to the email addresses
designated by the State agencies within 5 business days. The
State agencies shall establish, maintain, and retain a list of
notifications received pursuant to this subsection.
    The notice required under this Section shall include, but
shall not be limited to, the following:
        (1) a detailed description of the disruption event;
        (2) the date, time, and location of the disruption
    event;
        (3) the expected time needed to resolve the disruption
    event; and
        (4) a list of the health care facilities notified by
    the public water distribution entity.
    Beginning one year after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the State
agencies shall make available upon request a list of
disruption events, in an electronic format, sorted by the year
and month of each occurrence.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022