PERU, IL – Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) aimed at helping businesses follow federal EPA air permit changes in a easier manner was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn on Aug. 10.
The legislation states that when the USEPA makes a change to air permits, the Illinois EPA will automatically follow the change to federal regulation that was recently passed. Sen. Rezin says this business-friendly legislation will streamline the process and reduce confusion when changes occur. The measure was an initiative of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and was drafted by Sen. Rezin in an effort to allow for greater predictability for businesses.
“I sponsored this legislation because our state needs to start enacting more of these types of policies,” Sen. Rezin said. “We should be passing legislation that makes it easier to do business in the state and help businesses follow necessary regulations, which is exactly what this measure does. I am very pleased that Gov. Quinn signed the legislation and it is my hope that businesses will be able to see the benefits of the law right away.”