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Full Text of SB3790  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force Act.
6    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that:
7        (1) Renewable energy is a critical component of the
8    State's transition to 100% clean energy by 2050.
9        (2) The State has made it a priority to catalyze the
10    development of wind and solar generated electricity and
11    energy storage systems through various incentive programs.
12        (3) Wind and solar electric generating equipment and
13    energy storage systems have a limited economically
14    productive lifespan.
15        (4) At the end of life of a wind turbine, solar panel,
16    or energy storage system, there are a number of recyclable
17    components including various raw materials.
18        (5) The State should develop an end of life plan to
19    recycle the components of renewable energy generating
20    equipment and energy storage equipment to avoid pollution
21    and material waste.
22    Section 10. The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task



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2    (a) The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force,
3hereinafter referred to as the REC Recycling Task Force, is
4hereby established.
5    (b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall consist of the
6following members:
7        (1) The Director of the Environmental Protection
8    Agency or his or her designee;
9        (2) The Chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission or
10    his or her designee;
11        (3) The Director of the Illinois Power Agency or his
12    or her designee;
13        (4) Four members appointed by the Governor, including
14    one representing a solid waste disposal organization, one
15    representing a renewable energy organization, and one
16    representing an environmental advocacy organization;
17        (5) Two members appointed by the President of the
18    Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
19    organization and one representing a renewable energy
20    organization;
21        (6) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
22    the Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
23    organization and one representing a renewable energy
24    organization;
25        (7) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
26    of Representatives, one representing a solid waste



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1    disposal organization and one representing a renewable
2    energy organization; and
3        (8) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
4    the House of Representatives, one representing a solid
5    waste disposal organization and one representing a
6    renewable energy organization.
7    (c) The REC Recycling Task Force shall meet at the call of
8the Chair at least quarterly to fulfill its duties under this
9Act. At the first meeting of the REC Recycling Task Force, the
10Task Force shall elect from among its members a Chair and such
11other officers as it may choose.
12    (d) The Environmental Protection Agency shall coordinate
13meetings for and provide other logistical assistance to the
14REC Recycling Task Force. The Agency may, upon request by the
15Task Force, arrange to have outside experts provide research
16assistance, technical support, and assistance in the
17preparation of reports for the REC Recycling Task Force.
18Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Environmental
19Protection Agency may use moneys from the Solid Waste
20Management Fund to fulfill its obligations under this Section,
21including any obligation it may have to arrange to have
22outside experts provide support and assistance to the Task
23Force pursuant to this subsection.
24    (e) Members of the REC Recycling Task Force shall serve
25without compensation but the Task Force may, within the limits
26of any funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it,



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1reimburse its members for actual and necessary expenses
2incurred in the discharge of their Task Force duties.
3    Section 15. Duties and report.
4    (a) The REC Recycling Task Force shall have the following
6        (1) Investigate options for recycling and other end of
7    life management methods for renewable energy generation
8    components and energy storage devices in accordance with
9    State and federal requirements.
10        (2) Identify preferred methods to safely and
11    responsibly manage end of life renewable energy generating
12    components and energy storage devices, including the reuse
13    or refurbishment.
14        (3) Consider the economic and environmental costs and
15    benefits associated with each method of recycling or end
16    of life management identified.
17        (4) Project the economically productive life cycle of
18    various types of renewable energy generating equipment and
19    energy storage systems currently in use or planned for
20    development in this State and model the impact that may be
21    expected to the State's landfill capacity if landfill
22    disposal is permitted for all such equipment and storage
23    systems at end of life.
24        (5) Survey federal and other states' and countries'
25    regulatory requirements relating to the end of life



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1    management, decommissioning, and financial assurance
2    requirements for owners, operators, developers, and
3    manufacturers of renewable energy generation components
4    and energy storage systems.
5        (6) Identify infrastructure that may be needed to
6    develop a practical, effective, and cost-efficient means
7    to collect and transport end of life renewable generation
8    components and energy storage systems in State for reuse,
9    refurbishment, recycling, or disposal.
10        (7) Receive stakeholder engagement and feedback on
11    various recycling and end of life management proposals for
12    renewable energy generation components and energy storage
13    systems.
14        (8) Develop recommendations for legislative,
15    administrative, or private sector action to implement
16    recycling and end of life management for renewable energy
17    generation components and energy storage systems.
18    (b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall submit a final
19report on activities conducted pursuant to this Act with
20findings, including stakeholder input, to the General Assembly
21and the Governor's Office no later than July 1, 2025.
22    Section 20. Repealer. This Act is repealed on December 31,
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.