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(225 ILCS 230/1005)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7855)
The Agency is authorized to exercise
the following functions, powers and duties with respect to solid waste site
(a) To conduct examinations, as well as to approve
the use of examinations conducted by third parties, to ascertain the qualifications of applicants for certificates of competency as solid waste site operators;
(b) To conduct courses of training on the practical
aspects of the design, operation and maintenance of sanitary landfills;
(c) To issue a certificate to any applicant who has
satisfactorily met all the requirements pertaining to a certificate of competency as a solid waste site operator;
(d) To suspend, revoke or refuse to issue any
certificate for any one or any combination of the following causes:
(1) The practice of any fraud or deceit in
obtaining or attempting to obtain a certificate of competency;
(2) Negligence or misconduct in the operation of
(3) Repeated failure to comply with any of the
requirements applicable to the operation of a sanitary landfill, except for Board requirements applicable to the collection of litter;
(4) Repeated violations of federal, State or
local laws, regulations, standards, or ordinances regarding the operation of refuse disposal facilities or sites;
(5) For a holder of a certificate, conviction in
this or another State of any crime which is a felony under the laws of this State or conviction of a felony in a federal court; for an applicant, consideration of such conviction shall be in accordance with Section 1005-1;
(6) Proof of gross carelessness or incompetence
in handling, storing, processing, transporting, or disposing of any hazardous waste; or
(7) Being declared to be a person under a legal
disability by a court of competent jurisdiction and not thereafter having been lawfully declared to be a person not under legal disability or to have recovered.
(e) To adopt rules necessary to perform its
functions, powers, and duties with respect to solid waste site operator certifications.
(Source: P.A. 102-1017, eff. 1-1-23