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Full Text of HB3508  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The PFAS Reduction Act is amended by adding
5Section 40 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 170/40 new)
7    Sec. 40. Guidance from United States Environmental
8Protection Agency; PFAS monitoring plan; technical assistance;
9PFAS disposal program.
10    (a) The Agency shall follow the most up-to-date guidance
11to states from the United States Environmental Protection
12Agency on addressing the discharge of PFAS in National
13Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits;
14however, the Agency shall not require monitoring for PFAS in
15influent, effluent, and biosolids to commence less than 30
16days after the United States Environmental Protection Agency
17adopts an approved method for analyzing PFAS in these
18matrices. Monitoring required under NPDES permits shall be
19limited to those specific PFAS compounds for which an
20analytical method has been approved by the United States
21Environmental Protection Agency.
22    (b) The Agency shall create a PFAS monitoring plan. The
23plan shall focus on the following:



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1        (1) monitoring PFAS occurrence in wastewater flows
2    from industrial and domestic sources, stormwater
3    discharges, and solid waste streams;
4        (2) gathering State-specific information in order to
5    craft effective policies to address PFAS occurrence in
6    wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste; and
7        (3) gathering data to inform PFAS source reduction and
8    pollution prevention programs, including, but not limited
9    to, industrial pretreatment programs administered by
10    publicly owned treatment works.
11    The plan shall be submitted to the Governor and the
12General Assembly by July 1, 2024.
13    (c) The Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Sustainable
14Technology Center shall provide technical assistance to
15industrial wastewater dischargers in best management
16practices, pollution prevention, production substitution, and
17elimination to reduce or eliminate PFAS compounds.
18    (d) The Agency shall establish a take-back program for
19fire departments that use and store firefighting foam
20containing PFAS. Fire departments that participated in the
21most recent survey described in Section 25 shall be eligible
22to participate in the program, but participation in the
23program shall not be required. The program shall provide
24funding and resources to ensure the proper destruction of
25firefighting foam containing PFAS. The program shall continue
26for a period of 5 years or until the Office of the State Fire



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1Marshal finds that no firefighting foam containing PFAS is
2reported in the survey described in Section 25. This program
3is subject to appropriation.
4    (e) Implementation of this Section is subject to
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.