Public Act 90-0304 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0304

HB2216 Enrolled                               LRB9002952KDksA

    AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Energy  Conservation  and   Coal
Development Act by changing Section 3 and adding Section 8a.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Energy Conservation and Coal  Development
Act is amended by changing Section 3 and adding Section 8a as

    (20 ILCS 1105/3) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7403)
    Sec. 3.  Powers and Duties.
    (a)  In  addition to its other powers, the Department has
the following powers:
         (1)  To administer for the State any energy programs
    and  activities  under  federal   law,   regulations   or
    guidelines,   and   to   coordinate   such  programs  and
    activities with other  State  agencies,  units  of  local
    government, and  educational institutions.
         (2)  To   represent  the  State  in  energy  matters
    involving the federal government, other states, units  of
    local government, and regional agencies.
         (3)  To   prepare   energy   contingency  plans  for
    consideration by the Governor and the  General  Assembly.
    Such  plans shall include procedures for determining when
    a  foreseeable  danger  exists   of   energy   shortages,
    including  shortages  of  petroleum, coal, nuclear power,
    natural gas, and other forms of energy, and shall specify
    the actions to be taken to minimize hardship and maintain
    the general welfare during such energy shortages.
         (4)  To   cooperate   with   State   colleges    and
    universities   and   their  governing  boards  in  energy
    programs and activities.
         (5)  (Blank).
         (6)  To accept,  receive,  expend,  and  administer,
    including   by   contracts  and  grants  to  other  State
    agencies, any energy-related gifts,  grants,  cooperative
    agreement  funds,  and  other funds made available to the
    Department by the federal government and other public and
    private sources.
         (7)  To investigate  practical  problems,  seek  and
    utilize   financial  assistance,  implement  studies  and
    conduct research relating to the production, distribution
    and use of alcohol fuels.
         (8)  To serve as a clearinghouse for information  on
    alcohol   production   technology;   provide  assistance,
    information and data relating to the production  and  use
    of  alcohol; develop informational packets and brochures,
    and hold public seminars to encourage the development and
    utilization of the best available technology.
         (9)  To coordinate  with  other  State  agencies  in
    order  to  promote the maximum flow of information and to
    avoid unnecessary overlapping of alcohol  fuel  programs.
    In  order  to  effectuate  this goal, the Director of the
    Department or his representative shall consult  with  the
    Directors,  or  their representatives, of the Departments
    of        Agriculture,         Central         Management
    Services,Transportation,  and  Revenue, the Office of the
    State Fire  Marshal,  and  the  Environmental  Protection
         (10)  To  operate,  within the Department, an Office
    of Coal Development and Marketing for the  promotion  and
    marketing   of   Illinois   coal  both  domestically  and
    internationally.    The   Department   may   use   monies
    appropriated   for    this    purpose    for    necessary
    administrative expenses.
         The  Office  of Coal Development and Marketing shall
    develop and implement an initiative to  assist  the  coal
    industry  in  Illinois  to  increase  its  share  of  the
    international coal market.
         (11)  To assist the Department of Central Management
    Services  in  establishing  and  maintaining  a system to
    analyze  and  report  energy  consumption  of  facilities
    leased by the Department of Central Management Services.
         (12)  To consult with  the  Departments  of  Natural
    Resources    and    Transportation   and   the   Illinois
    Environmental  Protection  Agency  for  the  purpose   of
    developing  methods  and  standards  that  encourage  the
    utilization of coal combustion by-products as value added
    products in productive and benign applications.
         (13)  To    provide    technical    assistance   and
    information to sellers and distributors  of  storage  hot
    water  heaters  doing  business  in Illinois, pursuant to
    Section 1 of the Hot Water Heater Efficiency Act.
    (b)  (Blank).
    (c)  (Blank).
    (d)  The  Department   shall   develop   a   package   of
educational   materials  regarding  the  necessity  of  waste
reduction and recycling to reduce dependence on landfills and
to maintain environmental quality.  The  materials  developed
shall be suitable for instructional use in grades 3, 4 and 5.
The  Department  shall distribute such instructional material
to all public elementary and unit school districts  no  later
than November 1, of each year.
    (e)  The   Department  shall  study  the  feasibility  of
requiring that wood  and  sawdust  from  construction  waste,
demolition   projects,   sawmills,   or   other  projects  or
industries where wood is used in a large amount  be  shredded
and  composted,  and  that such wood be prohibited from being
disposed of in a landfill.  The Department shall  report  the
results  of  this study to the General Assembly by January 1,
    (f)  (Blank).
    (g)  The Department shall develop a program designated to
encourage the recycling of outdated telephone directories and
to encourage the printing  of  new  directories  on  recycled
paper.    The  Department  shall  work  in  conjunction  with
printers   and   distributors   of   telephone    directories
distributed  in  the State to provide them with any technical
assistance available in their efforts to procure  appropriate
recycled   paper.    The   Department  shall  also  encourage
directory distributors to pick  up  outdated  directories  as
they  distribute  new  ones, and shall assist any distributor
who is willing to do so in  finding  a  recycler  willing  to
purchase the old directories and in publicizing and promoting
with  citizens  of  the  area  the  distributor's  collection
efforts and schedules.
    (h)  The  Department  shall  assist,  cooperate  with and
provide necessary staff and  resources  for  the  Interagency
Energy  Conservation Committee, which shall be chaired by the
Director of the Department.
    (i)  The Department shall operate  or  manage  within  or
outside of the Department a corn to ethanol research facility
for  the  purpose  of reducing the costs of producing ethanol
through  the  development  and   commercialization   of   new
production  technologies,  equipment,  processes, feedstocks,
and new value added co-products and by-products.   This  work
shall  be  conducted  under  the  review  and guidance of the
Illinois Ethanol  Research  Advisory  Board  chaired  by  the
Director  of the Department.  The ethanol production research
shall be conducted at the  Corn  to  Ethanol  Research  Pilot
Plant in cooperation with universities, industry, other State
agencies, and the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 88-45; 88-339; 89-93, eff. 7-6-95; 89-445, eff.
    (20 ILCS 1105/8a new)
    Sec. 8a.  The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
    (a)  There  is  established,  within  the Department, the
Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board (the "Board").
    The Board shall be composed of 13 members including:  the
Director  of  the  Department  who  shall  be  Chairman;  the
Director  of  the  Illinois  Department  of  Agriculture; the
President of  the  Illinois  Corn  Growers  Association;  the
Chairman  of  the Governor's Ethanol Coalition; the President
of the National Corn Growers Association;  the  President  of
Southern  Illinois  University;  the  President  of Renewable
Fuels Association; the Dean  of  Agriculture,  University  of
Illinois;  the  Director  of  Agricultural Research Services,
U.S. Department  of  Agriculture;  and  4  at  large  members
appointed  by the Governor representing the ethanol industry,
growers, suppliers, and universities.
    The 4 at large members shall serve  a  term  of  4-years.
The  Board shall meet at least annually or at the call of the
Director.  At any time a majority of the Board  may  petition
the  Chairman  for  a meeting of the Board.  Seven members of
the Board shall constitute a quorum.
    (b)  The Board shall:
         (1)  Review the annual operating plans and budget of
    the Corn to Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
         (2)  Advise on research and  development  priorities
    and  projects  to  be  carried out at the Corn to Ethanol
    Research Pilot Plant.
         (3)  Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
    management and operation of the  ethanol  research  pilot
    plant.   This  may  include contracts, project selection,
    and personnel issues.
         (4)  Develop by-laws.
         (5)  Submit a  final  report  to  the  Governor  and
    General    Assembly    outlining    the    progress   and
    accomplishments  made  during  the  year  along  with   a
    financial report for the year.

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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