Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0592    Version: 1 Name: Joint resolution authorizing an amendment of the Intergovernmental Delegation Agreement between the Illinois EPA and Lake County for the solid waste management site inspection and enforcement program.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2022 In control: Health and Community Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an amendment of the Intergovernmental Delegation Agreement between the Illinois EPA and Lake County for the solid waste management site inspection and enforcement program.
Attachments: 1. Revised_R24A22 Lake County IGA Amendment 04.06.22
Title
Joint resolution authorizing an amendment of the Intergovernmental Delegation Agreement between the Illinois EPA and Lake County for the solid waste management site inspection and enforcement program.

Staff Summary
* The amendment adds 39 inspections of historical Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) sites.
* The amendment is for a $5,850 per year increase which will be used to support salaries.
* On February 9, 1993 the County Board authorized the execution of a delegation agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for a landfill inspection and enforcement program.
* There are 24 operating solid waste facilities and 22 closed landfills regulated under this agreement, with inspections and enforcement carried out by the Health Department pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement with the County.
* The current delegation agreement is set to expire June 30, 2026.
* Funding for the inspection and enforcement program comes from the Solid Waste Management Tax Fund and an IEPA Enforcement Grant.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Illinois Public Act 85-1195 states, in part, that if proceeds from a fee, tax or surcharge imposed by a local government on local landfills are to be used to conduct a local solid waste management site inspection and enforcement program, then the unit of local government must enter into a delegation agreement with the Illinois EPA pursuant to 415 ILCS 5/4(r) (1992); and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board passed the Lake County Solid Waste Management Tax Ordinance in April 1989, amended July 13, 2010, pursuant to PA 85-1195;

WHEREAS, the Ordinance sets forth a priority protocol to be followed in expending the proceeds from the Tax, with one of the activities pursuant to that protocol being the funding of an inspection program for solid waste disposal facilities within Lake County; and

WHEREAS, on February 9, 1993, the County Board authorized the execution of a delegation agreement with the Illinois EPA for the purpo...

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