Bill Text: IL SB1739 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Amends the Nuclear Safety Law of 2004. Repeals a provision authorizing community water supplies to request that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) perform analytical services to determine compliance with contaminant levels for radionuclides as specified in State or federal drinking water regulations. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2015-07-20 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0083 [SB1739 Detail]

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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Nuclear Safety Law of 2004 is amended by
5changing Section 30 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 3310/30)
7 Sec. 30. Powers vested in Environmental Protection Agency.
8 (a) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall
9exercise, administer, and enforce all rights, powers, and
10duties vested in the Environmental Protection Agency by
11paragraphs a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, 1, m, n, o, p, q,
12and r of Section 4 and by Sections 30 through 45 of the
13Environmental Protection Act, to the extent that these powers
14relate to standards of the Pollution Control Board adopted
15under Section 35 of this Act. The transfer of rights, powers,
16and duties specified in this Section is limited to the programs
17transferred by Public Act 81-1516 and this Act and shall not be
18deemed to abolish or diminish the exercise of those same
19rights, powers, and duties by the Environmental Protection
20Agency with respect to programs retained by the Environmental
21Protection Agency.
22 (b) Notwithstanding provisions in Sections 4 and 17.7 of
23the Environmental Protection Act, the Environmental Protection

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1Agency is not required to perform analytical services for
2community water supplies to determine compliance with
3contaminant levels for radionuclides as specified in State or
4federal drinking water regulations.
5 (c) Community water supplies may request the Illinois
6Emergency Management Agency to perform analytical services to
7determine compliance with contaminant levels for radionuclides
8as specified in State or federal drinking water regulations.
9The Illinois Emergency Management Agency must adopt rules
10establishing reasonable fees reflecting the direct and
11indirect cost of testing community water supply samples. The
12rules may require a community water supply to commit to
13participation in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's
14testing program. Neither the Illinois Emergency Management
15Agency nor the Environmental Protection Agency is required to
16perform analytical services to determine contaminant levels
17for radionuclides from any community water supply that does not
18participate in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's
19testing program.
20 Community water supplies that choose not to participate in
21the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's testing program or
22do not pay the fees established by the Illinois Emergency
23Management Agency shall have the duty to analyze all drinking
24water samples as required by State or federal safe drinking
25water regulations to determine radionuclide contaminant

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1(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)
2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.