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Proposed/Pending Regulations

Compensation of Local Governments for Emergency Planning and Participation in Nuclear Emergency Response Exercises, 32 Ill. Adm. Code 501:  Proposed amendments were published on July 21, 2023, in the Illinois Register, Vol. 47, Issue 29 beginning page 10673.  The Agency is proposing these amendment to Part 501 to fix an error regarding the process for recovering grant funds and to update the language to reflect current process.

Handling and Disposal of Water Treatment Residuals (NEW RULE), 32 Ill. Adm. Code 622, was published on June 16, 2023, in the Illinois Register, Vol. 47, Issue 24 beginning on page 8291.  IEMA is proposing this new rule to provide revised requirements for entities in possession of water treatment residuals containing radium.  Currently, requirements for possession of water treatment residuals are located in 32 Ill. Adm. Code 330.40(d) as an exemption to radioactive material licensing.  IEMA's proposed rule and the accompanying amendment of Part 330 will remove the licensing exemption in subsection 330.40(d) and replace it with the revised requirements in the new Part 622.   The repeal of Section 330.40(d) was published in the Illinois Register, Vol. 47, Issue 13, on March 31, 2023, beginning on page 4075.

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DRAFT Radon Rules

IEMA-OHS radon program has drafted new radon rules, 32 Illinois Administrative Code 420, 421, and 422, to be consistent with national standards.  PDF versions of  the drafts are provided below and the radon program is currently accepting public comment on these drafts.  Any questions or comments concerning these drafts can be directed to the radon program at   These draft rules have not been filed for promulgation yet, but the radon program does anticipate filing later this year.  IEMA will continue to provide updates regarding the status of these draft rules on this webpage.

Licensing of Radioactive Material, 32 Ill. Adm. Code 330.40(d), published on March 31, 2023, in the Illinois Register, Vol. 47, Issue 13 beginning on page 4075.  IEMA is proposing to repeal this exemption and provide new requirements for the disposal of water treatment residuals in a new rule 32 Ill. Adm. Code 622.  

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  • Read the First Notice for these proposed amendments

State Not-for-Profit Security Grant Program, 29 Ill. Adm. Code 120:  Proposed/Emergency rulemakings were published on November 18, 2022, in the Illinois Register, Vol. 46, Issue 47, beginning on pages 18449 and 18882 respectively.  The Proposed/Emergency rulemakings provide the requirements and procedures for the State Not-for-Profit Security Grant Program authorized by Section 5(g-5) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305.   IEMA will accept written comments from the public on the Proposed rulemaking until January 3, 2023.  Follow the instructions in the Illinois Register to submit comments.