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If any of the following proposed regulations impact your business, let us know!   Click here to submit comments on how the proposed rulemakings will impact your business or industry.   

Following are  proposed rules of possible interest to small businesses published in the Illinois Register.  During the comment period, individuals have an opportunity to express their support or opposition to the rule.  To submit comments or to learn more about the proposed rules, contact Katy Khayyat at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Business Information Center via e-mail at  or call (800) 252-2923 or (217) 785-8020. 

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The following proposed amendments will impact businesses licensed to handle radioactive materials or radioactive waste:          




The Illinois Emergency Management Agency proposed amendments to Financial Assurance Requirements (32 IAC 326; 39 Ill. Reg. 12037), Licensing of Radioactive Material (32 IAC 330; 39 Ill. Reg. 12046), Licensing Requirements for Source Material Milling Facilities (32 IAC 332; 39 Ill. Reg. 12059) and Standards for Protection Against Radiation (32 IAC 340; 39 Ill. Reg. 12068), aligning these parts with federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules adopted in 2011.  The amendments to Part 326 concern information to be submitted by a licensee when estimating the cost of a reclamation plan; the Part 330 rulemaking addresses requirements for transferring licensed radioactive material from one entity to another; the Part 332 amendments require additional information for financial surety costs estimates; and the Part 340 rulemaking requires additional surveys of subsurface areas that are potentially contaminated from facility operations.  Records of these surveys must be kept until the facility’s license is terminated in order to facilitate cleanup and decommissioning of the site when it closes. 




Bottom Line:  IEMA is amending the rules to incorporate-for compatibility- the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s changes, which the state must have in place by December 17, 2015.  The proposed amendments include requiring further information for the licensee’s or applicant’s reclamation plan and cost estimate and requiring the licensee to submit a signed original financial surety instrument instead of a copy.  For questions or comments, contact Traci Burton at (217) 785-9860 or email Traci.Burton@Illinois.govClick here to submit comments.




The Capital Development Board proposed amendments which will impact construction businesses and local governments that issue building permits:     




The Capital Development Board proposed amendments to Illinois Energy Conservation Code (71 IAC 600; 39 Ill. Reg. 12425) updating incorporations of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from the 2012 to the 2015 edition in accordance with statute.  An appendix listing provision s of the IECC that have been adapted for application in Illinois is also amended and updated with provisions related to insulation, ventilation, heating and cooling, and other systems. 




Bottom Line:  The Energy Efficient Building Act requires the adoption of latest published edition of the International Code Council's International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as the energy code for Illinois. This rulemaking updates the version of the Code from the 2012 IECC to the 2015 IECC.  The Act allows the CDB to appropriately adapt the IECC for economic, geographical, climate, etc., considerations. The Board, through the addition of Appendix A in this Part, is recommending adaptations to various Sections of the 2015 IECC. This Appendix supplants and adds Sections on administration, definitions, and various technical Sections related to building envelope; additions, alterations and repairs of existing buildings; alternative compliance methods; and ventilation requirements for residential buildings.  Questions or comments can be sent to Lisa Mattingly, CDB, at (217) 524-6408 or email Lisa.Mattingly@Illinois.govClick here to submit comments.