Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Provides that wells with horizontal or directional extensions from a vertical bore hole shall not be classified as confidential. Provides that the length and direction of these wells shall be included in the Department of Natural Resources' weekly permit logs. Provides that all chemicals used during drilling and completion of these wells shall be contained in specified publications. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Defines "directional drilling" and "horizontal well". Provides that an application for a well permit shall include additional specified information. Provides that horizontal wells or wells drilled utilizing directional drilling shall be prohibited from classification as confidential. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall post a notice on its website indicating all permits issued during the preceding week with specified information on a weekly basis. Provides that a well drilling and completion report for horizontal wells or wells drilled using directional drilling shall contain specified information. Provides that, subject to specified provisions of the Act, the Illinois State Geological Survey and the Department shall make all well drilling and completion reports for horizontal wells or wells drilled using directional drilling public by posting the information on their websites within 30 days after receipt of the reports. Provides requirements for an applicant, permittee, or person subject to the Act that furnishes chemical disclosure information to the Survey or Department under a claim of trade secret. Provides appeal procedures for the denial of a trade secret request. Provides that the information furnished under the claim of trade secret shall be protected from disclosure if the Survey or Department determines that the information has not been published, disseminated, or otherwise become a matter of general public knowledge and the information has competitive value. Requires the Survey or Department to adopt rules concerning the provision of information furnished under the claim of trade secret to a health professional who states a need for the information and articulates why the information is needed. Provides that the Survey or Department shall disclose information furnished under a claim of trade secret to specified personnel when there is a release of a chemical or additive used for drilling or completing a well and it is necessary to protect public health or the environment. Makes other changes.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. If and only if Senate Bill 1737 of the 100th General Assembly becomes law in the form in which it passed both houses, amends the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that the definition of "covered claim" includes an unearned premium if the company assuming or being allocated the policy becomes insolvent. Provides that the definition of "insolvent company" includes a company which has assumed or has been allocated a policy obligation through merger, division, consolidation, or reinsurance. Effective immediately or on the date Senate Bill 1737 of the 100th General Assembly becomes law, whichever is later.