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Full Text of HJR0012  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, and its
3emission into the atmosphere is believed to be the primary
4driver of global warming; one method to mitigate the effects
5of carbon dioxide emissions is to divert the carbon emissions
6from the atmosphere into geologic storage/sequestration; and
7    WHEREAS, Geologic carbon dioxide sequestration is a
8process by which liquefied carbon dioxide is injected into
9subsurface rock strata; and
10    WHEREAS, Illinois is a prime location for geologic
11sequestration to occur; beneath the majority of our state are
12formations known as the Mount Simon sandstone and Eau Claire
13shale; the sandstone formation is where the carbon is
14injected, and the Eau Claire shale rests on top of the
15sandstone locking in the carbon dioxide; and
16    WHEREAS, To encourage sequestration projects, the federal
17government has begun providing tax credits to entities that
18operate sequestration projects; therefore, be it
21SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there is created the Carbon



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1Capture, Utilization, and Storage Legislation Task Force; and
2be it further
3    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall consist of the
4following members who shall serve without compensation:
5        (1) The Director of the Department of Natural
6Resources or his or her designee, who shall serve as the chair;
7        (2) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House
8of Representatives;
9        (3) One member appointed by the President of the
11        (4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
12House of Representatives;
13        (5) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
15        (6) The Director of the Illinois Environmental
16Protection Agency or his or her designee;
17        (7) Two members appointed by the Executive Director of
18the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois
19at Urbana-Champaign; and
20        (8) The following members appointed by the Governor:
21            (a) One member with legal expertise;
22            (b) One member with financial expertise;
23            (c) One member representing the State's largest
24        general farm organization;
25            (d) One member representing a statewide



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1        environmental organization;
2            (e) One member representing a national
3        environmental organization;
4            (f) One member representing the corn industry;
5            (g) One member representing the natural gas
6        industry;
7            (h) One member representing a business that is
8        considering a carbon capture, utilization, and storage
9        project;
10            (i) One member representing a business that is
11        currently performing a carbon capture, utilization,
12        and storage project;
13            (j) One member representing an energy business
14        that has global experience and investments in carbon
15        capture, utilization, and storage technologies; and
16            (k) One member representing a statewide labor
17        federation that represents more than one international
18        union recognized under the National Labor Relations
19        Act; and be it further
20    RESOLVED, That the Department of Natural Resources shall
21provide administrative support for the Task Force; and be it
23    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall hold its first meeting
24at the call of the chair and at least once a month after that;



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1and be it further
2    RESOLVED, That the Task Force is charged with studying the
4        (1) Carbon capture, utilization, and storage in the
5    State in a way that both protects the environment and
6    supports short-term and long-term economic growth;
7        (2) The ownership of carbon dioxide in a carbon
8    capture, utilization, and storage project;
9        (3) The liability for the storage and monitoring
10    maintenance of the carbon dioxide after the completion of
11    a carbon capture, utilization, and storage project;
12        (4) The acquisition, ownership, and amalgamation of
13    pore space;
14        (5) Procedures and safeguards for the capture,
15    utilization, and storage of carbon dioxide;
16        (6) The methodology to establish any necessary fees,
17    costs, or offsets;
18        (7) The potential uses of carbon dioxide;
19        (8) The coordination with applicable federal law or
20    regulatory commissions, including the Class VI injection
21    well permitting process;
22        (9) The creation of rules to develop carbon dioxide
23    pipelines and their related issues;
24        (10) The development of knowledge capacity of
25    appropriate State agencies and stakeholders; and



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1        (11) The leveraging of public-private partnerships for
2    research, design, and development to benefit the State;
3    and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall submit it final report
5no later than December 31, 2022 and is dissolved upon the