2000 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 12:37:06 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Chicago Schools
In the past I have reported about California's growing concern about the
construction of schools on Brownfields sites. I have just heard, from
regulators there, that Illinois has experienced similar problems.

As a result, in 1999 the Illinois legislature enacted a bill (P.A.
91-0442) that deals with the construction of public schools in Chicago
Area. This bill amends the Environmental Protection Act and prohibits a
person from commencing construction on real property of a building
intended for use as an educational facility unless (i) a Phase I
Environmental Audit is obtained, (ii) a Phase II Environmental Audit is
obtained if the Phase I Environmental Audit discloses a regulated
substance, and (iii) the property is enrolled in the Site Remediation
Program and remedial action that the Agency approves is completed if the
Phase II Environmental Audit discloses the presence of a release. 


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/968-1126

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