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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS,  The Little Timber Limited Liability Company has
 3    recently obtained  registration from the Illinois  Department
 4    of  Agriculture  for  a livestock waste lagoon  ("lagoon") in
 5    the Carthage Township of Hancock County; and
 6        WHEREAS, The site of the proposed lagoon is located  near
 7    an occupied non-farm residence and in the area of the Lamoine
 8    River watershed; and
 9        WHEREAS,   The  proposed  lagoon is located above a sandy
10    berm and the Little  Timber  Limited  Liability  Company  has
11    begun  construction  of  the  facility  without  implementing
12    compaction measures; and
13        WHEREAS,  This Body and the public have a growing concern
14    about the  environmental quality of livestock  waste  lagoons
15    that   may   affect   area   residents  because  of  improper
16    groundwater protections; therefore, be it
18    GENERAL ASSEMBLY,  that  we  respectfully  request  that  the
19    Governor appoint a panel, independent from  the Department of
20    Agriculture,   to  review  the  propriety  of  the  continued
21    construction and  future operation of the lagoon owned by the
22    Little Timber Limited Liability Company; and be it further
23        RESOLVED, That the panel shall be composed of  3  members
24    to be appointed by the Governor; the panel shall consider, at
25    a  minimum,  the  findings  of  the  Illinois  Department  of
26    Agriculture,  the  Illinois  Environmental Protection Agency,
27    and residents  in  the  area  surrounding  the  site  of  the
28    proposed lagoon; and be it further
29        RESOLVED, That the panel shall report its conclusions and
30    recommendations  to  the  Governor  and  the General Assembly
31    before May 15, 1997; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    forwarded  to  the Governor  and to the Little Timber Limited
 3    Liability Company.

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