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Public Act 102-0341


Public Act 0341 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0341
HB0165 EnrolledLRB102 03889 SPS 13904 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
adding Section 120 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 305/120 new)
    Sec. 120. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage report.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Prairie Research
Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
in consultation with an intergovernmental advisory committee,
must file a report on the potential for carbon capture,
utilization, and storage as a climate mitigation technology
throughout Illinois with the Governor and the General Assembly
no later than December 31, 2022. The report shall provide an
assessment of Illinois subsurface storage resources, a
description of existing and selected subsurface storage
projects, and best practices for carbon storage. Additionally,
the report shall provide recommendations for policy and
regulatory needs at the State level based on its findings, and
shall, at a minimum, address all the following areas:
        (1) carbon capture, utilization, and storage current
    status and future storage resource potential in the State.
    Enhanced Oil Recovery shall remain outside the scope of
    this study;
        (2) procedures, standards, and safeguards for the
    storage of carbon dioxide;
        (3) permitting processes and the coordination with
    applicable federal law or regulatory commissions,
    including the Class VI injection well permitting process;
        (4) economic impact, job creation, and job retention
    from carbon capture, utilization, and storage that both
    protects the environment and supports short-term and
    long-term economic growth;
        (5) development of knowledge capacity of appropriate
    State agencies and stakeholders;
        (6) environmental justice and stakeholder issues
    related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage
    throughout the State;
        (7) leveraging federal policies and public-private
    partnerships for research, design, and development to
    benefit the State;
        (8) liability for the storage and monitoring
    maintenance of the carbon dioxide after the completion of
    a carbon capture, utilization, and storage project;
        (9) acquisition, ownership, and amalgamation of pore
    space for carbon capture, utilization, and storage;
        (10) methodologies to establish any necessary fees,
    costs, or offsets; and
        (11) any risks to health, safety, the environment, and
    property uses or values.
    (b) In developing the report under this Section, the
Prairie Research Institute shall form an advisory committee,
which shall be composed of all the following members:
        (1) the Director of the Environmental Protection
    Agency, or his or her designee;
        (2) the Director of Natural Resources, or his or her
        (3) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
    or his or her designee;
        (4) the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management
    Agency, or his or her designee;
        (5) the Director of Agriculture, or his or her
        (6) the Attorney General, or his or her designee;
        (7) one member of the Senate, appointed by the
    President of the Senate;
        (8) one member of the House of Representatives,
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (9) one member of the Senate, appointed by the
    Minority Leader of the Senate; and
        (10) one member of the House of Representatives,
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
    (c) No later than 60 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the advisory
committee shall hold its first meeting at the call of the
Executive Director of the Prairie Research Institute, at which
meeting the members shall select a chairperson from among
themselves. After its first meeting, the committee shall meet
at the call of the chairperson. Members of the committee shall
serve without compensation. The Prairie Research Committee
shall provide administrative support to the committee.
    (d) The Prairie Research Institute shall also engage with
interested stakeholders throughout the State to gain insights
into socio-economic perspectives from environmental justice
organizations, environmental non-governmental organizations,
industry, landowners, farm bureaus, manufacturing, labor
unions, and others.
    (e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2023.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2021