On June 8, 2010, Senate Bill 3320, now Public Act 096-0908, became effective. SB 3320 amended the Environmental Protection Act to:
- include the expanded use of the Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO) rules (see Fact Sheet #2);
- strengthen the bidding process adopted under the Illinois Pollution Control Board rules;
- change the deductible for new releases to $5000 (see Fact Sheet #3);
- commit up to $10 million of money in the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Fund to the payment of corrective action costs for legacy sites;
- transition all releases for which a No Further Remediation (NFR) Letter is issued on or after June 8, 2010, to the requirements of Title XVI of the Environmental Protection Act (see Fact Sheet #4);
- require the Illinois EPA to propose amendments to Title XVI if a change in State or federal law requires additional remedial action in response to releases for which NFR Letters have been issued; and
- allow costs of certain corrective action activities eligible for payment from the UST Fund even when an owner or operator conducts these activities after the issuance of an NFR Letter.