(415 ILCS 5/39.8)
    Sec. 39.8. Gasification conversion technology demonstration permit.
    (a) The purpose of this Section is to provide for the permitting and limited testing of gasification conversion technologies on a pilot scale basis.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
        "Gasification conversion technology" or "GCT" means
the process of applying heat to municipal waste, chicken litter, distillers grain, or switchgrass in order to convert these materials into a synthetic gas ("syngas") that meets specifications for use as a fuel for the generation of electricity. To qualify as a GCT, the process must not continuously operate at temperatures exceeding an hourly average of 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit in the gasifier unit, must not use fossil fuels in the gasifier unit, and must be designed to produce more energy than it consumes.
        "GCTDP" means a gasification conversion technology
demonstration permit issued by the Agency under this Section.
    (c) The Agency may, under the authority of subsection (b) of Section 9 and subsection (a) of Section 39 of the Act, issue a GCTDP to an applicant for limited field testing of a GCT in order to demonstrate that the GCT can reliably produce syngas meeting specifications for its use as fuel for the generation of electricity. The GCTDP shall be subject to all of the following conditions:
        (1) The GCTDP shall be for a period not to exceed
180 consecutive calendar days from the date of issuance of the permit.
        (2) The applicant for a GCTDP must demonstrate
that, during the permit period, the GCT will not emit more than 500 pounds, in the aggregate, of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, organic materials, hydrogen chloride, and heavy metals.
        (3) The applicant for a GCTDP must perform
emissions testing during the permit period, as required by the Agency, and submit the results of that testing to the Agency as specified in the GCTDP within 60 days after the completion of testing.
        (4) During the permit period the applicant may not
process more than 10 tons per day, in the aggregate, of materials in the gasification process. The applicant may not store on site more than 10 tons, in the aggregate, of waste and other materials of the types set forth in subsection (b) of this Section.
        (5) In addition to the GCTDP, the applicant must
obtain applicable waste management permits in accordance with subsection (d) of Section 21 and subsection (a) of Section 39 before receiving waste at the facility. All waste received at the facility must be managed in accordance with the Act, the waste management permits, and applicable regulations adopted pursuant to Section 22 of the Act.
        (6) The applicant must demonstrate that the
proposed project meets the criteria defining a GCT in subsection (b) of this Section.
        (7) The applicant for a GCTDP shall submit
application fees in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 9.12 of the Act, excluding the fees under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of that Section.
        (8) A complete application for a GCTDP must be
filed in accordance with this Section and submitted to the Agency prior to one year from the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
        (9) The GCTDP shall not be granted for use in a
nonattainment area.
(Source: P.A. 96-887, eff. 4-9-10.)