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Mandates inspections, permits, caps for facility emissions

Legislative Summary: SB1854: Amends the Environmental Protection Act [so] that no facility shall have fugitive emissions of ethylene oxide above zero. Provides that each facility shall be subject to regular and frequent inspections and testing to ensure that no fugitive emissions of ethylene oxide exist.

Statement in support by Hepler-Broom LLC: Ethylene Oxide: This issue received a great deal of media and legislative attention during last fall's gubernatorial campaign and through the spring legislative session. The bill mandates that such sources obtain a permit in order to continue operation, mandates dispersion modeling, and directs the Illinois EPA to impose a site-specific cap on ethylene oxide emissions.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 54-0-5 on Apr/10/19; Passed House 90-17-11 on May/30/19; Signed by Governor J. B. Pritzker on Jun/21/19

Source: Hepler-Broom LLC on Illinois voting record SB1854 , Aug 9, 2019

Invest in clean air and water infrastructure

Illinois deserves clean air, clean water, and a safe environment where all communities can thrive. Unfortunately, under Bruce Rauner our environment is under assault. His 736-day manufactured budget crisis defunded state agencies dedicated to the protection of our environment. Rauner proposed scrapping pollution limits designed to ensure clean air and water. And when Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, Bruce Rauner remained silent, refusing to join other states in committing to this important accord.
Source: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial website JBPritzker.com , Apr 10, 2018

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