(30 ILCS 730/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 8202)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act:
    (a) "coal" or "coal resources" means Illinois coal or coal products extracted from the ground or reclaimed from the waste material produced by coal extraction operations;
    (b) "coal demonstration and commercialization" means projects for the construction and operation of facilities to prove the scientific and engineering validity or the commercial application of a coal extraction, preparation, combustion, gasification, liquefaction or other synthetic process, environmental control, or transportation method;
    (c) "coal research" means scientific investigations conducted for the purpose of increasing the utilization of coal resources and includes investigations in the areas of extraction, preparation, characterization, combustion, gasification, liquefaction and other synthetic processes, environmental control, marketing, transportation, procurement of sites, and environmental impacts;
    (d) "Fund" means the Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund;
    (e) "Board" means the Illinois Coal Development Board or its successor;
    (f) "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;
    (g) "public awareness and education" means programs of education, curriculum development, public service announcements, informational advertising and informing the news media on issues related to the use of Illinois coal, the coal industry and related developments. Public awareness and education shall be directed toward school age residents of the State, the citizens of the State and other interested parties.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)