Nuclear Power Plant Statutes

Listed below are statutes related to IEMA's responsibilities regarding nuclear power plants, along with a synopsis of the statutory requirements.​

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, TITLE III: WATER POLLUTION
[415 ILCS 5/13.6]

This statutory provision (Section 13.6) requires inspections by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and IEMA for detection and reporting of unpermitted releases of radionucluides at nuclear power plants.


[415 ILCS 5/25a-1 - 5/25b]

These statutory provisions require a copy of the decommissioning plan and environmental feasibility report to be filed with IEMA upon decommissioning or new construction of a nuclear power plant respectively.

[420 ILCS 5/]

This statute authorizes a nuclear safety program that consists of an assessment of the potential nuclear accidents, their radiological consequences, and the necessary protective actions required to mitigate the effects of such accidents.  In addition, the statute authorizes the collection of fees to cover the cost of establishing plans and programs to deal with the possibility of nuclear accidents.
ILLINOIS NUCLEAR FACILITY SAFETY ACT
[420 ILCS 10/]
   
This statute authorizes IEMA to enter into cooperative agreements with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and to implement the resident inspector program at the nuclear power plants located in Illinois. 
[420 ILCS 15/]
 
This statute prohibits the disposal, storage or acceptance of spent nuclear fuel into this State unless there is a reciprocity agreement with the State of Illinois.
[430 ILCS 75/2a and 2b]

These statutory provisions give IEMA sole jurisdiction over all boilers and pressure vessels contained within or upon or in connection with any nuclear facility within the State of Illinois.  The statute also authorizes IEMA to enter into agreements with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to establish a coordinated and comprehensive program to minimize risks posed by boilers, pressure vessels, and related components contained within or upon or in connection with any nuclear facility within the State of Illinois.