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Public Act 102-1025


 

Public Act 1025 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-1025
 
SB3790 EnrolledLRB102 25802 CPF 35137 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force Act.
 
    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) Renewable energy is a critical component of the
    State's transition to 100% clean energy by 2050.
        (2) The State has made it a priority to catalyze the
    development of wind and solar generated electricity and
    energy storage systems through various incentive programs.
        (3) Wind and solar electric generating equipment and
    energy storage systems have a limited economically
    productive lifespan.
        (4) At the end of life of a wind turbine, solar panel,
    or energy storage system, there are a number of recyclable
    components including various raw materials.
        (5) The State should develop an end of life plan to
    recycle the components of renewable energy generating
    equipment and energy storage equipment to avoid pollution
    and material waste.
 
    Section 10. The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task
Force.
    (a) The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force,
hereinafter referred to as the REC Recycling Task Force, is
hereby established.
    (b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall consist of the
following members:
        (1) The Director of the Environmental Protection
    Agency or his or her designee;
        (2) The Chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission or
    his or her designee;
        (3) The Director of the Illinois Power Agency or his
    or her designee;
        (4) Four members appointed by the Governor, including
    one representing a solid waste disposal organization, one
    representing a renewable energy organization, and one
    representing an environmental advocacy organization;
        (5) Two members appointed by the President of the
    Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
    organization and one representing a renewable energy
    organization;
        (6) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
    the Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
    organization and one representing a renewable energy
    organization;
        (7) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
    of Representatives, one representing a solid waste
    disposal organization and one representing a renewable
    energy organization; and
        (8) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
    the House of Representatives, one representing a solid
    waste disposal organization and one representing a
    renewable energy organization.
    (c) The REC Recycling Task Force shall meet at the call of
the Chair at least quarterly to fulfill its duties under this
Act. At the first meeting of the REC Recycling Task Force, the
Task Force shall elect from among its members a Chair and such
other officers as it may choose.
    (d) The Environmental Protection Agency shall coordinate
meetings for and provide other logistical assistance to the
REC Recycling Task Force. The Agency may, upon request by the
Task Force, arrange to have outside experts provide research
assistance, technical support, and assistance in the
preparation of reports for the REC Recycling Task Force.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Environmental
Protection Agency may use moneys from the Solid Waste
Management Fund to fulfill its obligations under this Section,
including any obligation it may have to arrange to have
outside experts provide support and assistance to the Task
Force pursuant to this subsection.
    (e) Members of the REC Recycling Task Force shall serve
without compensation but the Task Force may, within the limits
of any funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it,
reimburse its members for actual and necessary expenses
incurred in the discharge of their Task Force duties.
 
    Section 15. Duties and report.
    (a) The REC Recycling Task Force shall have the following
duties:
        (1) Investigate options for recycling and other end of
    life management methods for renewable energy generation
    components and energy storage devices in accordance with
    State and federal requirements.
        (2) Identify preferred methods to safely and
    responsibly manage end of life renewable energy generating
    components and energy storage devices, including the reuse
    or refurbishment.
        (3) Consider the economic and environmental costs and
    benefits associated with each method of recycling or end
    of life management identified.
        (4) Project the economically productive life cycle of
    various types of renewable energy generating equipment and
    energy storage systems currently in use or planned for
    development in this State and model the impact that may be
    expected to the State's landfill capacity if landfill
    disposal is permitted for all such equipment and storage
    systems at end of life.
        (5) Survey federal and other states' and countries'
    regulatory requirements relating to the end of life
    management, decommissioning, and financial assurance
    requirements for owners, operators, developers, and
    manufacturers of renewable energy generation components
    and energy storage systems.
        (6) Identify infrastructure that may be needed to
    develop a practical, effective, and cost-efficient means
    to collect and transport end of life renewable generation
    components and energy storage systems in State for reuse,
    refurbishment, recycling, or disposal.
        (7) Receive stakeholder engagement and feedback on
    various recycling and end of life management proposals for
    renewable energy generation components and energy storage
    systems.
        (8) Develop recommendations for legislative,
    administrative, or private sector action to implement
    recycling and end of life management for renewable energy
    generation components and energy storage systems.
    (b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall submit a final
report on activities conducted pursuant to this Act with
findings, including stakeholder input, to the General Assembly
and the Governor's Office no later than July 1, 2025.
 
    Section 20. Repealer. This Act is repealed on December 31,
2025.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022