(415 ILCS 110/2013)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9763)
(a) If the Department determines that the 1993 annual
aggregate average of recycled fiber usage does not meet or exceed the goal
established in Section 2003 of this Act, the provisions of this
Section shall be implemented.
(b) During the year 1994 every consumer of newsprint in Illinois shall
be required to ensure that its recycled fiber usage is at least 28%, unless
he complies with subsection (c) or (d).
(c) If recycled content newsprint cannot be
found that meets quality standards established by the Department, or if
recycled content newsprint cannot be found in sufficient quantities to
meet recycled fiber usage requirements within a given year, or if recycled
newsprint cannot be found at a price comparable to that of newsprint made
from 100% virgin fibers, the consumer of newsprint shall so certify to the
Department and provide the Department with the specific reasons for failing
to meet recycled fiber usage requirements.
(d) A consumer of newsprint who has made
previous contracts with newsprint suppliers before January 1, 1991, may be
exempt from the requirements of this Act if those
requirements are in conflict with the agreements set forth in the contract.
The consumer of newsprint must conform to the conditions of
this Act immediately upon expiration or nullification of the contract.
Contracts may not be entered into or renewed as an attempt to evade the
requirements of this Act.
(e) Any consumer of newsprint who knowingly provides the Department with
a false or misleading certificate concerning why the consumer of newsprint
was unable to obtain the minimum amount of recycled content
newsprint needed to achieve the recycled fiber usage requirements, commits
a Class C misdemeanor, and the Department, within 30 days of making this
determination, shall refer the false or misleading certificate to the
Attorney General for prosecution.
(f) Any person who knowingly violates subsection (b) of this Section is
guilty of a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)