(30 ILCS 730/4)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 8204)
Expenditures from Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund.
(a) The contents of the Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund may be
expended, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, in such amounts and
at such times as the Department, with the advice and recommendation of the
Board, may deem necessary or desirable for the purposes of this Act.
(b) The Department shall develop a written plan containing measurable 3-year
and 10-year goals and objectives in regard to the funding of coal research and
coal demonstration and commercialization projects, and programs designed to
preserve and enhance markets for Illinois coal. In developing these goals and
objectives, the Department shall consider and determine the appropriate balance
for the achievement of near-term and long-term goals and objectives and of
ensuring the timely commercial application of cost-effective technologies or
energy and chemical production processes or systems utilizing coal. The
Department shall develop the initial goals and objectives no later than
December 1, 1993, and develop revised goals and objectives no later than
July 1 annually thereafter.
(d) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Natural Resources may use moneys in the Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund to administer its responsibilities under the Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16.)