Bill Text: IL SB1920 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that if demolitions are conducted at coal-fueled power plants, the owner of the coal-fueled power plant shall, at least 60 days before commencing the demolition or as otherwise required, notify the Environmental Protection Agency and the public of the demolition and provide the Agency and the public with copies of plans for the demolition. Contains requirements for the notice. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)

Status: (Passed) 2021-08-27 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0631 [SB1920 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-SB1920-Chaptered.html



Public Act 102-0631
SB1920 EnrolledLRB102 16516 CPF 21910 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 3.141 as follows:
(415 ILCS 5/3.141 new)
Sec. 3.141. Notice of power plant demolition.
(a) If a demolition is conducted at a coal-fueled power
plant, the owner of the coal-fueled power plant shall, at
least 60 days before commencing the demolition or as otherwise
required under State or federal law, notify the Agency and the
public about the demolition and provide the Agency and the
public with copies of any plans for the demolition. The notice
shall comply with the following:
(1) The notice must be provided, where applicable, in
both physical and online form in a newspaper of general
circulation within 25 miles of where the coal-fueled power
plant is located. The notice must also be posted in
physical form in 3 prominent public places and, where
applicable, posted on a relevant municipal website.
(2) The notice must include reference to any relevant
permits issued to the coal-fueled power plant in relation
to the demolition, with express instructions stating how
to access a copy of the permits.
(3) The notice must include the following information:
(A) The date and time of any scheduled demolition
activity.
(B) The portion of the coal-fueled power plant
that is set for demolition.
(C) Any potential contaminants associated with the
demolition.
(D) The business name of any company that will
perform the demolition in whole or in part.
(E) Information on any applicable permits.
(F) Whether any unlined CCR surface impoundment or
public water source is near the coal-fueled power
plant.
(G) Details of the preventative measures
implemented by the coal-fueled power plant to control,
mitigate, or prevent any pollution from occurring.
(b) In this Section, "public" means the population of a
town, village, or city in the State of Illinois that is within
25 miles of a coal-fueled power plant at which demolition is to
be conducted.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.
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