Ill. Admin. Code tit. 35, § 1010.106 - Definitions

Current through Vol. 46, No. 16, April 15, 2022

Except as stated in this Section, or unless a different meaning of a word or term is clear from the context, the definition of words or terms in this Part shall be the same as that applied to the same words or terms in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.

"Act" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Act [415 ILCS 5 ].

"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

"Curie" or "Ci" means the quantity of radioactive material producing 37 billion nuclear transformations per second.

"Groundwater" means underground water that occurs within the saturated zone and geologic materials where the fluid pressure in the pore space is equal to or greater than atmospheric pressure. [415 ILCS 5/3.64 ]

"IEMA" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

"L" means liter.

"Licensee" means the holder of a license issued for a nuclear power plant under chapter I of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

"Licensee controlled area" means the land or property that is owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the licensee.

"Picocurie" or "pCi" means the quantity of radioactive material producing 2.22 nuclear transformations per minute. One pCi is one trillionth (10-12) of one curie.

"Person" is any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, State agency, or any other legal entity, or their legal representative, agent, or assigns. [415 ILCS 5/3.315 ]

"Station generated liquids" means liquids used in, or as a part of, the power generation process at a nuclear power plant and that contain, or potentially could contain, radionuclides.

"Surface water" means all water that is open to the atmosphere and subject to surface runoff.

"Unpermitted release of a radionuclide" means any spilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching, or disposing of a radionuclide into groundwater, surface water, or soil that is not permitted under State or federal law or regulation. [415 ILCS 5/13.6(c) ]. "Unpermitted release of a radionuclide" does not include the discharge of a radionuclide from a point source at a designated process water or cooling water outfall identified in the nuclear power plant's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, provided the discharge is authorized in the nuclear power plant's United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission operating license.

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