Proposed Regulations

Licensing of Radioactive Material, 32 Ill. Adm. Code 330

IEMA is preparing to file amendments to Part 330 to meet compatibility with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as provided in RATS IDs 2018-1, 2020-2 and 2020-3.  In addition, these amendments will make needed clarifications and corrections as identified by IEMA or its licensees.  A link to the draft amendments is provided below.

Any questions or comments concerning these draft amendments can be directed to IEMA's Radioactive Material Licensing Section at ema.speclic@illinois.gov until June 25, 2021. These draft amendments have not been filed for promulgation yet; however, IEMA anticipates filing for First Notice in August/September 2021. The public, including all affected entities, will also have the opportunity to submit comments during the First Notice public comment period once the amendments are published in the Illinois Register. IEMA will continue to provide any updates regarding the status of the amendments on this webpage. 


Medical Use of Radioactive Material, 32 Ill. Adm. Code 335

IEMA is preparing to file amendments to Part 335 to meet compatibility with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as provided in RATS IDs 2018-1, 2020-2 and 2020-3. In addition, these amendments will make needed clarifications and corrections as identified by IEMA or its licensees. A link to the draft amendments is provided below.

Any questions or comments concerning these draft amendments can be directed to IEMA's Radioactive Material Licensing Section at ema.speclic@illinois.gov until June 25, 2021. These draft amendments have not been filed for promulgation yet; however, IEMA anticipates filing for First Notice in August/September 2021. The public, including all affected entities, will also have the opportunity to submit comments during the First Notice public comment period once the amendments are published in the Illinois Register. IEMA will continue to provide any updates regarding the status of the amendments on this webpage.


General Provision for Radiation Protection, 32 Ill. Adm. Code 310, published in the Illinois Register on April 23, 2021, Volume 45, Issue 17, page 5249.

IEMA is proposing amendments to Part 310 to clarify the definition of dosimetry processor and revise other definitions to match the regulations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; add an exemption from licensing fees for federal agencies and their contractors when providing training for State and local governments; provide for electronic submission of documents; and delete duplicative language.  


Compensation of Local Governments for Emergency Planning and Participation in Nuclear Emergency Response Exercises; 32 Ill. Adm. Code 501, published in the Illinois Register on April 23, 2021, Volume 45, Issue 17, page 5280.

IEMA is proposing amendment to Part 501 to amend contact information and to update procedures for submittal of documentation in the IEMA grants portal.


Water Treatment Residuals

IEMA is preparing to file a new rule for water treatment residuals based on comments received during previous public hearings on the matter. A link to the draft of the new rule is provided below. This new rule, once promulgated, will replace the exemption currently in 32 Ill. Adm. Code 330.40(d). Any questions or comments concerning this draft can be directed to IEMA's Radiological Field Services Unit at ema.RadiumResiduals@illinois.gov until May 10, 2021. This rule has not been filed for promulgation yet; however, IEMA anticipates filing for First Notice in the next few months. The public, including all affected entities, will have the opportunity to submit comments during the First Notice period once the rule is published in the Illinois Register. IEMA will continue to provide any updates regarding the status of the rule on this webpage.