Public Act 100-0848
HB4135 EnrolledLRB100 15276 RJF 30198 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Task Force
Act is amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 5120/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 10. The FGD Task Force.
    (a) The FGD Task Force is hereby created to increase the
amount of Illinois Basin coal use in generation units. The FGD
Task Force shall identify and evaluate the costs, benefits, and
barriers of new and modified FGD, or other post-combustion
sulfur dioxide emission control technologies, and other
capital improvements, that would be necessary for generation
units to comply with the sulfur dioxide National Ambient Air
Quality Standards (NAAQS) while improving the ability of those
generation units to meet the effluent limitation guidelines
(ELGs) for wastewater discharges and enhancing the
marketability of the generation units' FGD byproducts.
    (b) The membership of the Task Force shall be as follows:
        (1) Two members of the Senate appointed by the
    President of the Senate.
        (2) Two members of the Senate appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate.
        (3) Two members of the House of appointed by the
    Speaker of the House of Representatives.
        (4) Two members of the House of Representatives
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
        (5) Three members appointed by the Governor, two with
    expertise in Illinois coal, coal mining, emission
    reduction, or energy production; and one representative of
    an electricity generator that owns multiple coal-fueled
    electric generation plants with FGD or similar
        (6) The Director of Natural Resources, or his or her
        (7) The Director of the Environmental Protection
    Agency, or his or her designee.
    (c) Task Force members shall serve without compensation but
shall be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in performing
their duties.
    (d) The Task Force shall report their findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly by December 31, 2018
(Source: P.A. 100-499, eff. 9-8-17.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.