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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Environmental Law

Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act passed. PA 095-0018 December 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 632 The Illinois General Assembly has created the Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act which provides “liability protection and permitting certainty to facilitate the siting of the FutureGen Project in the State of Illinois.” 
Illinois to purchase flexible fuel and fuel efficient hybrid vehicles - PA 094-1079 March 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 124  In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, the Illinois General Assembly recently added section 25-75 to the Illinois Procurement Code. 
New rules for collecting costs under the Environmental Protection Act January 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) has added new sections to 35 Ill Adm Code 1662. These new sections were enacted because the Environmental Protection Act (Act), in section 25d-7(b), requires the setting of costs for those persons liable to the state.
New Federal Rules Change Illinois Law on Environmental Due Diligence By Charles J. Northrup October 2006 Article, Page 550 Learn about federal rules, effective next month, governing the "all appropriate inquiry" necessary to establish the innocent landowner defense under CERCLA.
Pollution Control Board adds five new permit exemptions June 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 Effective March 3, 2006, five new permit exemptions are available from the Pollution Control Board. The exemptions are found in Part 201 of Title 35, in new subsections hhh through lll of section 201.146.
EPA amended for pollution control PA 094-0725 April 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 Effective June 1, 2006, the Environmental Protection Act (Act) (415 ILCS 5 et seq) was amended by revising sections 22.51 and 39, respectively, to set more precise standards in the field of excavation. 
New procedures for obtaining exemptions to sell mercury-containing products April 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) has added new sections to Part 182 of Title 35, 35 Ill Adm Code 182. 
New endorsements for transportation of hazardous materials October 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 506 Effective July 28, 2005, the Secretary of State has added a new section to Part 1030 of Title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 1030.
Longer hazardous waste accumulation allowed for members of NEPTP August 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 390 In order to reflect changes in the federal hazardous waste program allowing greater waste accumulation time for members of the National Environmental Performance Track Program .
Mercury-Containing Equipment added to Universal Waste Category August 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 390 The Illinois Pollution Control Board has amended Part 733 of Title 35, 35 Ill Adm Code 733, effective April 13, 2005.
There’s gold in that thar wind – maybe By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2005 Lawpulse, Page 330 Learn how you can help that would-be wind farmer in your client base.
Amendments to North Point Marina vendor identification and access April 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 Effective January 10, 2005, 17 Ill Adm Code 230 has been amended by the Department of Natural Resources to add requirements for North Point Marina vendors.
Recent amendments address unauthorized discharges and vessel requirements at North Point Marina April 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 The Illinois Administrative Code, 17 Ill Adm Code 220, was recently amended by the Department of Natural Resources.
Hazardous Materials Regulations Amended March 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 The Illinois Department of Transportation recently amended 92 Ill Adm Code 171, effective December 20, 2004.
Loan program application procedures established for brownfields site restoration program January 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Department) recently adopted 35 Ill Adm Code 1740. Effective October 21, 2004, the purpose of the new part is to establish the application procedure and reimbursement requirements for the Brownfields Site Restoration Program
State Creates a Fund for Proceeds from Emissions Trading of Nitrogen Oxide Permits P.A. 93-0669 June 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 Effective immediately, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) may sell nitrogen oxide emissions permits to sources in Illinois as a means of meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Amendments made to the Site Remediation Program May 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 242 The Pollution Control Board recently adopted amendments to 35 Ill. Adm. Code 740, relating to the Site Remediation Program (SRP).
Companies in violation of environmental protection standards cannot procure state business and are subject to more difficult requirements for permits P.A. 093-0575 January 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 An amendment to the Illinois Procurement Code, effective January 1, 2004, provides that no person or business who was found to have willfully or knowingly violated §42 of the Environmental Protection Act.
Proximate Cause in Environmental Contamination Cases By Christopher P. Perzan August 2001 Article, Page 416 The author discusses the implications of adding a proximate-cause element to state Superfund cases under the IEPA.
Law requires labeling of gasoline containing MTBE—P.A. 91-718 January 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 In early June, Gov. George H. Ryan approved legislation that will let consumers know if they are buying gasoline containing the methanol derivative methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
Reporting releases of livestock waste January 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 On October 6, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted amendments to section 580 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 580.
Emissions test averaging December 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 690 On September 11, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (agency) adopted new sections to section 283 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 283.
Brownfields Redevelopment Loan Program November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On August 8, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (agency) adopted new sections to section 886 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 886.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath October 2000 Column, Page 560 The illusion of insurance exclusion; lease lacking, landlord loses; OSHA makes house calls; and more.
Brownfields Redevelopment in Illinois By Christine A. Picker and Kevin Jack September 2000 Article, Page 526 The authors review the current climate for redeveloping environmentally contaminated property in Illinois.
Civil Penalties Under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act By Patrick D. Shaw June 2000 Article, Page 344 A survey of the law governing whether and what penalties are appropriate under the IEPA.
The Environmental Remediation Tax Credit: A Primer By Kathleen M. Hennessey December 1999 Article, Page 666 This new -- and underused -- state program helps developers finance brownfield cleanups.
Uniform permits for interstate transportation of solid waste August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 On July 1, 1999, the Illinois Pollution Control Board will enact new amendments to section 811 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 811.
Updated List of Illinois Endangered and Threatened Fauna July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On April 26, 1999, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted amendments to section 1010.30 of the Illinois Administrative Code updating the list of endangered and threatened fauna in Illinois by adding new species to the list and removing those no longer endangered or threatened. 17 Ill Adm Code 1010.
Environmental Remediation and Tax Credit January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 On October 26, 1998 the Pollution Control Board adopted amendments to section 740 of its administrative rules. 35 Ill Adm Code 740.