Full Text of SB3790 102nd General Assembly
SB3790eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force Act.
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
(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.
The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task
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(a) The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force,
hereinafter referred to as the REC Recycling Task Force, is
(b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall consist of the
(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
(6) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
the Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
organization and one representing a renewable energy
(7) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
of Representatives, one representing a solid waste
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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,
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reimburse its members for actual and necessary expenses
incurred in the discharge of their Task Force duties.
Duties and report.
(a) The REC Recycling Task Force shall have the following
(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
(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
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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
(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.
This Act is repealed on December 31,
This Act takes effect upon