The Illinois Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund was established in response to requests by operators of retail drycleaning facilities to have financial resources available to pay for the cleanup of spills and/or leaks from their drycleaning establishments. The Fund consists of three primary programs: a licensing program, an insurance program and a remedial program. The licensing program is mandatory for all retail drycleaning facilities in Illinois. The annual license fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000, based upon the amount of drycleaning solvent purchased at the drycleaning facility.
The insurance program provides up to $500,000 in pollution liability insurance to pay for the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination caused by a future spill or leak of dry cleaning solvent at the insured’s facilities. A $10,000 deductible applies to each incident.
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