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Record #: O2013-7625   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 11/13/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 11-4-1935 and 11-4-2150 regarding reprocessing of construction site waste material
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 11 - Utilities & Environmental Protection - Ch. 4 Environmental Protection & Control
Attachments: 1. O2013-7625.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
October 16,2013










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Public Health, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending Chapter 11-4 of the Municipal Code regarding waste processing.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article VII, § 6(a) of the Illinois Constitution, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The practice of illegal dumping contributes to the existence of contaminated, underdeveloped sites that run afoul of the Illinois State policy of "provid[ing] and maintaining] a healthful environment for the benefit of this and future generations," III. Const. 1970, art. 11, § 1; and

WHEREAS, It is in the interest of the People and City of Chicago that certain improperly disposed-of construction and demolition materials be reprocessed, even if such materials were originally generated offsite, so as to reduce truck emissions and truck miles, facilitate green cleanups consistent with the stated policy of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and encourage the cleaning and development of historically neglected sites; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 11-4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

11-4-1935 Construction site reprocessing authorization.

(a) (1) Written authorization required. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a)(2) and subsection (a)(3) of this section, reprocessable construction/demolition materials generated from construction, demolition or renovation may be reprocessed, as defined in Section 11-4-1910, a...

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