Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Record #: O2011-2327   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/18/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Sections 11-4-790 and 11-4860 to establish lead emission standards
Sponsors: Solis, Daniel
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 11 - Utilities & Environmental Protection - Ch. 4 Environmental Protection & Control
Attachments: 1. O2011-2327.pdf
Related files: R2011-691
City Council April 12,2011
SECTION 1. Chapter 11-4 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by creating the new sections underscored as follows:
11 -4-790 Monitoring and reporting of lead emissions.
(a) Any facility that emits air contaminants containing lead particulate matter must monitor the amount of lead being released into the air to ensure ambient air standards are in compliance with US Environment Protection Agency standards of 0.15 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air.
(b) Any facility that emits an annual total of one hundred (100) pounds or more of airborne lead is required to:
(1) install equipment to continuously monitor: (i) airborne lead emissions, and; (ii) lead particulate matter in outdoor ambient air at the site of the facility, and;
(2) maintain records for monitoring activities required by section 1 l-4-790(b)(l), and report the records to the City of Chicago Department of Environment on a weekly basis, and;
(3) make the facility, records, emission monitoring equipment, and ambient air
monitoring equipment available to inspectors from the Department of_
Environment during operating hours.
(c) O'Hare and Midway airports are exempt from the requirements of section 11-4-790(b).
(d) The Commissioner of the Department of Environment shall promulgate rules and regulations for the reporting of airborne lead emissions and lead particulate matter in ambient air.
11-4-860 Penalties for non-attainment of lead emission standards.
_Any facility subject to the requirements of Chicago Municipal Code section 1 l-4-790(b),
whose three month average does not meet the ambient air standard for lead established in Chicago Municipal Code section 1 l-4-790(a), must suspend operations until a pollution control device can be installed that will allow the facility to meet the standard. Measurement for
attainment of the ambient air standard must be conducted outdoors on the site of the facility, as
required by Chicago Municipal Code section 1 l-4-790(b)(l)(ii)
SECTION 2. If any provision of this ordinance or its application is held invalid, its invalidity shall not affect other provisions of the ordinance.
SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be effective beginning 6 months after its passage and publication.
DANIEL S. SOLIS Alderman, 25th Ward