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30 ILCS 750/Art. 3

    (30 ILCS 750/Art. 3 heading)
Article 3

30 ILCS 750/3-1

    (30 ILCS 750/3-1) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-1)
    Sec. 3-1. This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Hazardous and Solid Waste Recycling and Treatment Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)

30 ILCS 750/3-2

    (30 ILCS 750/3-2) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-2)
    Sec. 3-2. Findings and purpose. (a) The General Assembly finds:
    (1) that the land disposal of hazardous and solid wastes poses a threat to human health and the environment and that the disposal of such wastes in landfills is not the safest and most environmentally sound method of managing wastes;
    (2) that whenever possible, hazardous and solid wastes should be recycled, reclaimed, reused or treated to be detoxified; and
    (3) that although many methods for the recycling and treatment of hazardous and solid wastes currently exist, new technologies are being developed and should be promoted.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Article to establish a grant and loan program to foster the development of new hazardous waste recycling and treatment technologies and to provide incentives for the use and commercialization of such technologies.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)

30 ILCS 750/3-3

    (30 ILCS 750/3-3) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-3)
    Sec. 3-3. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article:
    "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
    "Hazardous waste" means a waste, or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious, irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness; or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of, or otherwise managed, and which has been identified, by characteristics or listing, as hazardous pursuant to Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, or pursuant to Pollution Control Board regulations.
    "Municipal waste" means garbage, general household, institutional and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, and construction and demolition debris.
    "Recycling, reclamation or reuse" means a method, technique, or process designed to remove any contaminant from waste so as to render the waste reusable.
    "Solid waste" means "waste" as defined in the Environmental Protection Act.
    "Treatment" means any method, technique or process, including neutralization, designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any waste so as to neutralize it or render it nonhazardous, safer for transport, amenable for recovery, amenable for storage, or reduced in volume. "Treatment" includes any activity or processing designed to change the physical form or chemical composition of hazardous waste so as to render it nonhazardous.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

30 ILCS 750/3-4

    (30 ILCS 750/3-4) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-4)
    Sec. 3-4. Program. The Department of Natural Resources shall administer the Illinois Hazardous and Solid Waste Recycling and Treatment Program. The purpose of the program shall be to increase the environmentally sound management of hazardous and solid waste in Illinois. To this end, the Department shall operate a research grant and operating loan program to partially finance projects to develop and commercialize new and developing methods of recycling and treating hazardous and solid wastes.
    The Department shall make grants available to universities, research centers and businesses located in Illinois to fund projects to develop new methods for the recycling, reclamation, reuse and treatment of hazardous wastes that are not currently widely in commercial use.
    The Department shall make below market rate loans available to Illinois businesses to fund a portion of projects to institute the use of new and developing hazardous waste recycling and treatment technologies on a commercial scale.
    The Department shall make below market rate loans available to Illinois businesses to fund a portion of projects to directly increase the market capacity for recycled solid wastes by industrial facilities.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

30 ILCS 750/3-5

    (30 ILCS 750/3-5) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-5)
    Sec. 3-5. Grant and Loan Applications. Applications for the grant and loan funding made available under this Article shall be made on prescribed forms developed by the Department which shall include, without being limited to, the following provisions:
    (1) the name, address, chief officers and general description of the applicant;
    (2) a general description of the hazardous or solid waste research or development project for which funding is requested;
    (3) such plans, equipment lists and other documents as may be required to show the type, structure and general character of the project;
    (4) costs estimates of developing, constructing, and completing the project;
    (5) in the case of a loan project, a general description of the financing plan for the project.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)

30 ILCS 750/3-6

    (30 ILCS 750/3-6) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-6)
    Sec. 3-6. Evaluation of Applications. The Department shall evaluate applications for research grants and loans based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:
    (1) the technical merits of the proposed project, including the feasibility and the probable degree of success of the proposed waste recycling or treatment methods.
    (2) the expected environmental benefits of the proposed project, including the degree to which the toxicity of the waste materials is expected to be reduced.
    (3) the likelihood of any adverse environmental outcomes.
    (4) the potential of the proposed project to aid compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act. Weight shall be given to projects which will foster compliance with subsection (h) of Section 39 of the Environmental Protection Act, which prohibits the land disposal of hazardous wastes under certain conditions.
    (5) in the case of a loan project, the percentage of the total project cost the State is asked to finance. Weight shall be given to projects which maximize the use of private funds or funds from other public sources.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)

30 ILCS 750/3-7

    (30 ILCS 750/3-7) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-7)
    Sec. 3-7. Powers and Duties. The Department shall have the following powers and duties:
    (1) To make grants and loans to, and accept guarantees from, universities, research institutions and businesses for the purposes of this Article. Any loan or series of loans shall be limited to an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 or 50% of the total project cost, whichever is less.
    (2) To establish such interest rates, terms of repayment and other terms and conditions regarding loans made pursuant to this Act as the Department shall deem necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest and carry out the purposes of this Article.
    (3) To accept grants, loans or appropriations from the federal government or any private entity to be used for purposes similar to this program and to enter into contracts and agreements in connection with such grants, loans or appropriations.
    (4) To adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary for the administration of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

30 ILCS 750/3-8

    (30 ILCS 750/3-8) (from Ch. 127, par. 2703-8)
    Sec. 3-8. There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Hazardous and Solid Waste Recycling and Treatment Fund. The Department is authorized to use monies deposited in the Fund, subject to appropriation, expressly for the purpose of administering the research grant and revolving loan program established pursuant to this Article. The Department is authorized to accept any grants, repayment of interest and principal on loans, reimbursements or other things of value from the federal government or from any other institution, person or corporation, public or private, for deposit in the Fund. Any monies collected as a result of foreclosure of loans or other financing agreements, or the violation of any terms thereof, under this program shall also be deposited in the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)