Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires that the Agency define "microplastics" and examine the role of microplastics in public drinking water. Requires the Agency to publicly disclose the results of its testing and reporting. Provides that the Agency, if appropriate, is to consider issuing a notification level to aid consumer interpretations. Requires the Agency to accredit qualified laboratories in Illinois to analyze microplastics.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the University of Illinois Scientific Surveys Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Prairie Research Institute shall conduct a detailed review of the available scientific literature and federal and State laws, regulations, and rules to identify the threat of microplastics to human health and the environment. Provides that no later than 3 months after completion of the review, the Prairie Research Institute shall submit to the General Assembly a report of its findings that must include any recommendations for legislative or regulatory actions that the State can take to protect human health and the environment from microplastics. Provides that the amendatory Act's provisions are repealed on July 1, 2021.