If you’re involved in construction in Illinois, you are probably well aware of new CCDD law passed last year and made effective immediately by our state legislators and governor. Many of us have been struggling to understand this new law because it was created with little guidance but severe penalties for noncompliance. Fortunately the Chicago Chapter of APWA is helping to spread the news about CCDD by hosting a traveling seminar throughout the region. So, if you live or work in the Chicago Metro region, here are two possible seminars you can attend – just click on the title to go to the registration page (I know I’ll be at the one on the 27th!). You don’t have to be an APWA member to attend:
April 7, 2011 at Lake County DOT Facility, 600 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
April 27, 2011 at Naperville Public Works, 180 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 60540
Another good reason to attend, other than just figuring out what everyone is doing to comply, is to learn how best to reply to IEPA’s request for comments on their draft rule for the law. Here’s the link to the draft rule: http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/ccdd/draft-part-1100.pdf. And I’ve embedded the document below for those whose agencies will allow them to access embedded documents using Flash.
The comment period is open until May 12, 2011. You can find out more about the rulemaking process here: http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/ccdd/index.html