(415 ILCS 55/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7455)
    Sec. 5. (a) There shall be established a Groundwater Advisory Council. The Council shall be composed of 9 public members appointed by the Governor, including 2 persons representing environmental interests, 2 persons representing industrial and commercial interests, one person representing agricultural interests, one person representing local government interests, one person representing a regional planning agency, one person representing public water supplies, and one person representing the water well driller industry. From among these members, a chairperson shall be selected by majority vote and shall preside for a one-year term. The terms of memberships in the Council shall be for 3 years. The Council shall:
    (1) review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding State laws, regulations and procedures that relate to groundwater protection;
    (2) review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding the State's efforts to implement this Act and to generally protect the groundwater of the State;
    (3) make recommendations relating to the State's needs for groundwater research; and
    (4) review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding groundwater data collection and analyses.
    (b) Members of the Groundwater Advisory Council shall be reimbursed for ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, except such reimbursement shall be limited to expenses associated with no more than 3 meetings per calendar year. The Agency shall provide the Council with such supporting services as are reasonable for the performance of its duties.
(Source: P.A. 85-863.)