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Public Act 102-0996


 

Public Act 0996 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0996
 
SB3005 EnrolledLRB102 22935 CPF 32089 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
changing Section 52.10 as follows:
 
    (415 ILCS 5/52.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2022)
    Sec. 52.10. Electric Vehicle Permitting Task Force.
    (a) The Electric Vehicle Permitting Task Force is hereby
created within the Environmental Protection Agency.
    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members,
which shall represent the diversity of the people of Illinois:
        (1) The Director of the Environmental Protection
    Agency or his or her designee;
        (2) The Director of Natural Resources or his or her
    designee;
        (3) The Secretary of Transportation or their designee;
        (4) Twelve 8 members appointed by the Governor as
    follows:
            (A) one member of a statewide organization
        representing manufacturers;
            (B) one member of a statewide organization
        representing business interests;
            (C) one member representing an environmental
        justice organization;
            (D) one member representing a statewide
        environmental advocacy organization;
            (E) one member representing the electric vehicle
        industry;
            (F) one member representing the waste management
        industry;
            (G) one member of a statewide organization
        representing agricultural interests; and
            (H) one member representing a labor organization;
        .
            (I) one member representing a statewide
        organization of municipalities as authorized under
        Section 1-8-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code;
            (J) one member from an association representing
        automobile manufacturers;
            (K) one member of a labor organization that
        represents workers in the auto industry; and
            (L) one member representing the component parts
        manufacturing community.
    (c) The duties and responsibilities of the Task Force
include the following:
        (1) identify existing and potential challenges faced
    by the electric vehicle industry with respect to the
    process for obtaining necessary permits from the
    Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Natural
    Resources, and the Department of Transportation, and
    potential solutions;
        (2) conduct an assessment of State permitting fees,
    including those necessary for electric vehicle investment
    in Illinois, and the revenue generated by those fees;
        (3) assess the permitting needs of the electric
    vehicle industry, including electric vehicle
    manufacturers, electric vehicle power supply equipment
    manufacturers, and electric vehicle component parts
    manufacturers;
        (4) recommend changes to expedite permitting processes
    to support the rapid growth of the electric vehicle
    industry in Illinois, including support for electric
    vehicle businesses locating or relocating in Illinois;
        (5) analyze anticipated staffing needs across State
    agencies to support expedited permitting efforts;
        (6) recommend adjustments to the fee structure for
    state permits, including those permits necessary for
    electric vehicle investment in Illinois, that will support
    increased staffing at state agencies;
        (7) Consider the impact of State and local permitting
    issues on electric vehicle charging station deployments,
    and make recommendations on best practices to streamline
    permitting related to electric vehicle charging stations;
    and
        (8) recommend legislative and regulatory actions that
    are necessary to support changes to permitting processes.
    (d) The Task Force shall not consider or recommend changes
to environmental permitting standards outside of the scope of
the duties and responsibilities outlined in subsection (c).
    (e) Appointments for the Task Force shall be made no later
than December 15, 2021. The Task Force shall issue a final
report based upon its findings and recommendations and submit
the report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later
than August March 1, 2022.
    (f) Members of the Task Force shall serve without
compensation. The Environmental Protection Agency shall
provide administrative support to the Task Force.
    (g) The Task Force shall be dissolved upon the filing of
its report.
    (h) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 102-669, eff. 11-16-21.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022