Asian carp reduction pilot program established. PA 096-0452May 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 236The Department of Natural Resources has been charged with running a year-long pilot program focused on harvesting Silver Carp and Bighead Carp, two invasive species in the Illinois River, in order to facilitate an increase in population of native fish.
Clean air set-aside rules updatedJuly 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 336The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted new standards to regulate clean air set-asides under Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Implementation of the Green Government Illinois ActAugust 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 390In an effort to demonstrate Illinois' commitment to conserving natural resources, reducing negative environmental impacts, and decreasing green house gas emissions, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council adopted the Green Governments Illinois Act.
Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act passed. PA 095-0018December 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 632The 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.”
New rules for collecting costs under the Environmental Protection ActJanuary 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 14The 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.
Pollution Control Board adds five new permit exemptionsJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284Effective 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 094-0725April 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 174Effective 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.