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ILLINOIS EN·VIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
1021 NORTH GRAND AVENUE EAST, P.O. Sox 19276, SPRINGFIElD, llllNOIS62794-9276 • (217} 782-3397
JOHN J. KIM, DIRECTOR

JB PRlnKER, GOVERNOR

217/785-0561
December 27, 2022
CERTIFIED MAIL #7011 1150 000108571934
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
Sheridan Correctional Center
c/o Robert Dunn
401 7 East 2603 Road
Sheridan, IL 60551
Re:

Violation Notice: SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Facility No.: IL0995840
Violation Notice No.: W-2022-00072

Dear Mr. Dunn:
This constitutes a Violation Notice pursuant to Section 3 l(a)(l) of the Illinois Environmental
Protection Act ("Act"), 415 ILCS 5/3 l(a)(l), and is based upon a review of available information and
an investigation by representatives of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ("Illinois EPA").
The Illinois EPA hereby provides notice of alleged violations of environmental laws, regulations, or
permits as set forth in Attachment A to this notice. Attachment A includes an explanation of the
activities that the Illinois EPA believes may resolve the specified alleged violations, including an
estimate of a reasonable time period to complete the necessary activities. Due to the nature and
seriousness of the alleged violations, please be advised that resolution of the violations may also
require the involvement of a prosecutorial authority for purposes that may include, among others, the
imposition of statutory penalties.
A written response, which may include a request for a meeting with representatives of the Illinois
EPA, must be submitted via certified mail to the Illinois EPA within 45 days ofreceipt of this letter.
If a meeting is requested, it shall be held within 60 days of receipt of this notice. The response must
include information in rebuttal, explanation, or justification of each alleged violation and a statement
indicating whether or not the facility wishes to enter into a Compliance Commitment Agreement
("CCA") pursuant to Section 31 (a) of the Act. If the facility wishes to enter into a CCA, the written
response must also include proposed terms for the CCA that includes dates for achieving each
commitment and may include a statement that compliance has been achieved for some or all of the
alleged violations. The proposed terms of the CCA should contain sufficient detail and must include
steps to be taken to achieve compliance and the necessary dates by which compliance will b~
achieved.

2125 s. First Street, Champaign, ll61820 (217) 278-5800
1101 Eastport Plaza Dr., Suite 100, Collinsville, IL 62234 (618) 346-5120
9511 Harrison Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 294-4000
595 S. State Street, Elgin, ll 60123 (847) 608-3131

2309 W. Main Street, Suite 116, Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-7200
412 SW Washington Street, Suite D, Peoria, IL 61602 (309 ) 671-3022

4302 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 (815} 987-7760

PLEASE PRINT ON RECYCLED PAPER

Page 2 of2
IL0995840 SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
VN W-2022-00072
The Illinois EPA will review the proposed terms for a CCA provided by the facility and, within 30
days of receipt, will respond with either a proposed CCA or a notice that no CCA will be issued by
the Illinois EPA. If the Illinois EPA sends a proposed CCA, the facility must respond in writing by
either agreeing to and signing the proposed CCA or by notifying the Illinois EPA that the facility
rejects the terms of the proposed CCA.
If a timely written response to this Violation Notice is not provided, it shall be considered a waiver
of the opportunity to respond and meet, and the 111inois EPA may proceed with referral to a
prosecutorial authority.
Written communications should be directed to:
Illinois EPA - Division of Public Water Supplies
Attn: ADAM J NUTT, CAS #19
P.O. BOX 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276

All communications must include reference to this Violation Notice number, W-2022-00072.
Questions regarding this Violation Notice should be directed to Adam J. Nutt at 217/7 85-0561.
Sincerely,

Joey Logan-Pugh
Manager, Compliance Assurance Section
Division of Public Water Supplies
Bureau of Water
· Attachments
cc: JEREMY C. LIN
BOW ID: W099821000 I

PAGE NO. 1 OF 6
ATTACHMENT A
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, IL0995840 VIOLATION NOTICE NO. W-2022-XXXXX:

Questions regarding the violations identified in this attachment should be
referred to Adam J. Nutt at (217) 785-0561.
A review of information available to the Illinois EPA indicates the following
violations of statutes, regulations, or permits. Included with each type of
violation is an explanation of the activities that the Il l inois EPA believes
may resolve the violation including an estimated time period for resolution .

Drinking water Operating Permit
Public Water Supplie s (PWSs) are required to obtain an operating permit from
Illinois EPA for al l changes or additions for which a construction permit is
required. Complianc e with this requirement is expected to be achieved within
30 days by submitt i ng a request for an extension of time; notifying the
Agency that the project is cancelled; or submitting an operating permit
a pplica tion and respective satisfactory bacteriologica l sample results to
the Il li nois EPA and obtaining the required operating permit.
Violation
Da te
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to obtain an operating permit for Construction Permit
No . 1393-FY2019 .

Rule /Reg.

Sections 15(a) and 18 of the Act, 415 ILCS 5/15(a) and 415 ILCS
5/18, and 35 Ill. Adm. Code 602.300(a).

General requirements
The community water supply must be designed to produce at least 20 percent
greater than the maximum average daily demand.
Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide water plant ion-exchange treatment designed
to produce at least 20 percent greater than the maximum average
daily demand.

Rul e /Re g.

Se ction 18 of the Act 415
604 .105 (a) .

ILCS 5/18,

and 35 Ill.

Adm.

Code

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ATTACHMENT A
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, IL0995840 VIOLATION NOTICE NO. W-2022-XXXXX:
Drinking Water Monthly Operating Reports
All public water supplies are required to submit reports summarizing daily
operational activities to the Regional Illinois EPA off ice each month.
Compliance with this is expected within 30 days by submission of the required
reports.

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to submit Monthly Operating Reports within 30 days of
the last day of each month.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604.165(c).

415

ILCS 5/18,

and 35

Ill.

Adm.

Code

Well Integrity
Test wells and groundwater sources, which are not in use, shall be sealed by
such methods as necessary to restore the controlling geological conditions
which existed prior to construction or as directed by the appropriate
regulatory agency. Within 120 days acceptable methods should be used for
plugging wells as described in the Illinois Water Well Construction Code, 77
Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) Section 920.120, as administered by the
Illinois Department of Public Health. Well sealing forms must be submitted
to the Illinois EPA not more than 30 days after the well is sealed. To return
to compliance submit a schedule for rehabilitation or proper abandonment of
the well.
Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to properly abandon well #2 - WL11542.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604. 240 (m) .

415

ILCS 5/18,

and 35

Ill.

Adm.

Code

Water Treatment Plant/Distribution System Maintenance
There are structure/maintenance problems, which threaten the quality o f the
drinking water provided to customers.
Compliance with this is expected
within 180 days by obtaining permits and completing the necessary
construction.
Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide a totalizing meter on the softener bypass
line.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604.805(j) (2).

ILCS

5/18,

and 35

Ill.

Adm.

Code

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ATTACHMENT A
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, IL0995840 VIOLATION NOTICE NO. W-2022-XXXXX:
Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide ba ckflow prevention on the brine tank water
fill line.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604. 805 (rn) (2).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Fai lu re to provide
sto rage tank.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604. 8 05 (rn) (3) .

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Fai lu re to provide a hydrofluosilicic acid feed pump
opera tes at no lower than 20 per cent of the feed range.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604.ll00(c) (6).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide containment vessels or protective curbing
under or around all hydrofluosilicic acid chemical feed and
storage tanks.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604 .1105 (j) (7).

Violation
Date
1 2/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide a
chemical feed.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604 .1105 (1).

ILCS

watertight

415

ILCS

5/18 ,

access

5/18,

ILCS 5/18,

ILCS 5/18;

day tank for

415

ILCS

the

5/18 1

and 35

hatches

and 35

and 35

and 35

Ill .

on

Ill .

Ill.

Ill.

Adm .

the

Adm.

Adm.

Adm.

Code

brine

Code

that

Code

Code

hydrofluosilicic acid

and 35

Ill.

Adm.

Code

PAGE NO. 4 OF 6

, ATTACHMENT A
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, IL0995840 VIOLATION NOTICE NO. W-2022-XXXXX:
Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide a panic push bar on the inside of the access
door to the chlorine gas feed room.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604 .1115 (c) (3).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide a chlorine gas feed room with air inlets with
corrosion resistant louvers near the ceiling.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604 .1115 (c) (6).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide the ability to chemically neutralize chlorine
gas sized to treat the entire contents of the largest storage
container on site in the event of any measured chlorine re l ease.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604 .1115 (c) (11).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to restrain full and empty chlorine gas cylinders.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 41_5
604 .1115 (f) (3).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to install a dehumidifier and/or air conditioning to
prevent corrosion and equipment failure at the water treatment
plant.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act
604 .1205 (f).

415

415

415

415

ILCS 5/18,

ILCS 5/18,

ILCS

5/18,

ILCS 5/18,

ILCS 5/18,

and 35

and 35

Ill.

Ill.

and 35 Ill.

and 35 Ill.

and 35

Ill.

Adm.

Adm.

Adm.

Adm.

Adm.

Code

Code

Code

Code

Code

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ATTACHMENT A
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, IL0995840 VIOLATION NOTICE NO. W-2022-XXXXX:
Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure t o provide a standard pressure gauge on the discharge
line and a compound gauge on the suction line of each high
service p ump .

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604 .1225 ( c) (1) (a) and (b) .

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to
standpipe.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604 .1300 (f).

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide an overflow for the ground storage tank that
discharges between 12 and 24-inches over a splash pad.

Rule/Reg.

Section 18 of the Act 415
604. 1305 (a) .

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Violation
Description
Failure to provide
storage tank.

Rule/Reg .

Section 18 of the Act
604.1310(d).

provide

a

ILCS 5/18 ,

mixing

ILCS

ILCS

5/18,

in

the

Ill .

Adm .

Code

975 , 000-gallon

and 35 Ill.

5/18,

and 35

Ill.

access

hatches

on

ILCS 5/18,

and 35

Ill.

watertight

415

device

and 35

Adm.

Adm.

the

Code

Code

ground

Adm .

Code

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ATTACHMENT A
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER, IL0995840 VIOLATION NOTICE NO. W-2022-XXXXX:
Standby Power
Each community water supply must provide onsite, dedicated standby power
capable of maintaining continued operation of its water system during power
outages. Compliance is expected within 60 days by obtaining any required
permits and equipment to comply.

Violation
Date
12/13/2022

Rule/Reg.

Violation
Description
Lack of auxiliary power to maintain continued operation during
a power outage. Auxiliary generators capable of operating pumps
and treatment facilities, or connections to at least two
independent public power sources are necessary.
Section 18 of the Act 415 ILCS 5/18, 35 I ll . Adm. Code 601 . 101
and 604 .155 (b) .

 

 

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