(20 ILCS 1915/2)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7502)
(a) The Director of Natural Resources is directed to
investigate and pursue all available options at the federal level so as
to enable the development of a State program that encompasses the purposes
of this Act consistent with federal law.
(b) The Director of the Department of Natural Resources is directed to
investigate the use of funds provided in the "Small Operator Assistance
Grants Program" established by the federal Act for resource recovery purposes
as stated in this Act, and to give consideration to resource recovery in
the preparation of guidelines to administer the "Small Operator Assistance
Grants Program" for the State of Illinois, consistent with federal law.
(c) The Department of Natural Resources shall investigate the potential for
resource recovery as
a partial function of the land reclamation procedure, and shall include such
consideration for site reclamation, consistent with federal law.
(d) All investigations required in this Section shall be reported to the
General Assembly and the Illinois Energy Resources Commission within one
year of the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)