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Public Act 100-0499


Public Act 0499 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0499
HB3656 EnrolledLRB100 06995 MJP 17048 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Flue
Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Task Force Act.
    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "FGD" means flue gas desulfurization and other
technologies that can be used to lower sulfur dioxide
    "Task Force" means the FGD Task Force
    Section 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, 2017.
    Section 15. Administrative support. The Department of
Natural Resources and the Illinois Environmental Protection
Agency shall provide administrative and other support to the
Task Force.
    Section 20. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 9/8/2017