(70 ILCS 3110/3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7103)
As used in this Act, the words and terms
listed in this Section shall have the meaning given, unless the context
clearly indicates another or different meaning is intended.
(a) "Service" means the Metro East Solid Waste Disposal and Energy Producing Service.
(b) "Bonds" mean all bonds, bond anticipation notes, revenue
anticipation notes, grant anticipation notes, or other evidences of
indebtedness of the Service, whether general or limited obligations of the Service.
(c) "Cost" shall include the purchase price of any project or the cost
of acquiring all or any portion of the right, title, or interest of a
project and the amount to be paid to discharge all obligations necessary or
desirable to vest title to the project or any part thereof in the Service
or other owner; the cost of any reconstruction, extension, enlargement,
alteration, repair or improvement; the cost of all lands,
properties, rights, easements, franchises, and permits; the cost of all
labor, machinery, and equipment; financing charges; interest prior to and
during construction and if, considered desirable by the Service, for a
limited period after the completion of construction; reserves for principal
and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions and improvements;
the cost of all lands, properties, rights, easements, franchises, and permits;
the cost of all labor, machinery, and equipment; financing charges; interest
prior to and during construction and if, considered desirable by the Service,
for a limited period after the completion of construction; reserves for
principal and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions and improvements;
the costs of revenue estimates, engineering and legal services, plans, designs,
specifications, surveys, investigations, demonstrations, studies, estimates
of cost, other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility
or practicability of any such acquisition, improvement, repair or construction;
administrative expenses, and other expenses as necessary or incident to
the financing herein authorized, and to the acquisition, operation, maintenance,
improvement, construction of a project and the placing of the same in operation
by the Service, including reasonable provision for working capital. Any
obligation or expense incurred prior to the issuance of bonds under the
provisions of this Act in connection with the foregoing items of cost
may be regarded as a part of such cost.
(d) "Person" means any natural person, corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative,
or other entity.
(e) "Project" means the facilities and properties used or useful or having
present capacity for future use in connection with:
(1) The transporting, transferring, compacting, burying, incinerating,
reduction, composting, collection, storage, treatment, utilization, processing,
or final disposal of waste;
(2) The conversion of waste to fuel, steam, electricity, energy, or other
resources or the generation of steam, electricity, or other forms of energy
from fuel which is derived from, or is otherwise related to, waste; or
(3) The reconstruction, converting or otherwise recycling of waste into
material which is not waste or which is useful or is marketable.
The term "project" includes (without limitation) land, buildings,
structures, machinery, equipment, rail or motor vehicles, barges, boats,
and all properties and rights therein and appurtenances thereof,
rights-of-way, franchises, easements and other interests in land, all land
and facilities which are functionally related and subordinate to the
project and all patents, licenses and other rights necessary or useful in
the construction or operation of a project.
(f) "Revenues" means, but is not necessarily limited to, all moneys
received by the Service from or in connection with any project, including
(without limitation) grants, rentals, rates, fees, charges for the use of
the services furnished or available and all other income inuring to the
Service; provided that the Service, from time to time, may further define
or limit the term "revenues" as applied to a particular project, financing,
or other matter.
(g) "Subdivision" means any county, municipal corporation, sanitary
district, State or local agency, or other public body or agency created or
established by or pursuant to State or local law, ordinance, or resolution.
(h) "Wastes" means all waste materials, whether solid, liquid or gas,
including but not limited to garbage, refuse, and other discarded
materials, waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial and
agricultural operations and from community activities, rubbish, ashes,
incinerator residue, wastewater treatment residue, street cleanings, dead
animals, demolition and construction debris, discarded household
appliances, automobile bodies, offal and paunch manure.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)