Low-Level Radioactive Waste Statutes

Listed below are statutes regarding IEMA's responsibilities in regard to low-level radioactive waste, along with a synopsis of the statute.


RADIOACTIVE WASTE COMPACT ENFORCEMENT ACT

[45 ILCS 141/]

This statute establishes requirements for shipment and acceptance of low-level radioactive waste in the State.  The statute also estalbishes a program by which these requirements and provisions of the Central Midwest Radioactive Waste Compact may be effectuated and enforced. 


CENTRAL MIDWEST RADIOACTIVE WASTE COMPACT ACT

[45 ILCS 140/]

This statute ratifies and approves the Central Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact which establishes the Central Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission.


RADIOACTIVE WASTE COMPACT ENFORCEMENT ACT
[45 ILCS 141/]

This statute establishes requirements for shipment and acceptance of low-level radioactive waste in the State.  The statute also estalbishes a program by which these requirements and provisions of the Central Midwest Radioactive Waste Compact may be effectuated and enforced. 


[420 ILCS 20/]
 
This statute authorizes and establishes requirements for the storage, treatment, and disposal of low-level radioactive wastes in the State of Illinois.  These requirements include waste generator and broker registration and permitting of waste transporters.

[420 ILCS 37/]

This statute authorizes IEMA to establish a tracking system for low-level radioactive waste to ensure that waste that other states are responsible for disposing of under federal law does not become the responsibility of the State of Illinois.  The tracking system will regulate the use of facilities licensed under the Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Act.

[420 ILCS 35/]

This statute authorizes IEMA to acquire property and receive money for the operation of a site or sites where radioactive by-products and wastes produced by industrial, medical, agricultural, scientific or other organizations can be concentrated, stored or otherwise disposed in a manner consistent with the public health and safety.