Low-Level Radioactive Waste Statutes
Listed below are the names of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Statutes, along with a synopsis of the statutory requirements, by which the Illinois Emergency Management Agency exercises, administers and enforces its rights, powers, duties and responsibilities.
ILLINOIS LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT
[420 ILCS 20/1 - 20/24.]
Enacted on December 12, 1983, this Act stipulates that the Agency is responsible for numerous activities in a comprehensive program for managing low-level radioactive waste, including the collection of fees from generators of this type of waste.
Creates the "Task Group" which is directed to develop and adopt the siting criteria for a low-level radioactive waste disposal site.
Requires the Agency to:
- adopt regulations governing the transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of low-level radioactive waste.
- conduct a study on the status of other siting programs throughout the country.
- monitor the operations of other out-of-state storage and disposal facilities which could be used by Illinois generators.
- develop and implement a voluntary site selection process in which any offering landowner would join with county or municipality officials to volunteer land for the facility.
RADIOACTIVE WASTE TRACKING AND PERMITTING ACT
[420 ILCS 37/1 - 37/25]
This Act (effective September 9, 1994) authorizes the Agency to establish, by regulation, a tracking system for the regulation of the use of facilities licensed under the Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Act. Provides that regulations established under this Act must be consistent with the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. Authorizes the Agency to enter into a contract or contracts for operation of the system for tracking low-level radioactive waste.
RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE ACT
[420 ILCS 35/0.01 - 35/6.]
This Act (effective August 16, 1963) authorizes the Director of the Agency to purchase, lease, accept or acquire suitable sites for the concentration and storage of radioactive wastes, to provide for supervision of the operation of such sites and authorizes the Agency to prepare and enforce regulations pertaining to the use and operation of such sites. On August 15, 1989, this Act was amended by P.A. 86-257 to provide that all payments received by the Agency pursuant to the settlement agreement for the Sheffield litigation case be held by the State Treasurer separate and apart from all public monies and to be used only as provided in such settlement agreement.