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90_HB2550 415 ILCS 120/10 415 ILCS 120/27 new Amends the Alternate Fuels Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall establish a program of matching grants to retailers of E85 blend fuel for the installation of tanks for E85 blend fuel. Provides that the grant shall be for the lesser of 50% of the cost of installation or $20,000. Authorizes the Agency to make grants to not more than 20 retailers beginning with fiscal year 2000 and ending with fiscal year 2002. Effective immediately. LRB9009116JSmg LRB9009116JSmg 1 AN ACT to amend the Alternate Fuels Act by changing 2 Section 10 and adding Section 27. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Alternate Fuels Act is amended by 6 changing Section 10 and adding Section 27 as follows: 7 (415 ILCS 120/10) 8 Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act: 9 "Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency. 10 "Alternate fuel" means liquid petroleum gas, natural gas, 11 E85 blend fuel, fuel composed of a minimum 80% ethanol, 12 bio-based methanol, fuels derived from biomass, or 13 electricity. 14 "Alternate fuel vehicle" means any vehicle that is 15 operated in Illinois and is capable of using an alternate 16 fuel. 17 "Conventional", when used to modify the word "vehicle", 18 "engine", or "fuel", means gasoline or diesel or any 19 reformulations of those fuels. 20 "Covered Area" means the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, 21 Lake, McHenry, and Will and the townships of AuxSable and 22 Goose Lake in Grundy County and the township of Oswego in 23 Kendall County. 24 "Director" means the Director of the Environmental 25 Protection Agency. 26 "Domestic renewable fuel" means a fuel, produced in the 27 United States, composed of a minimum 80% ethanol, bio-based 28 methanol, and fuels derived from bio-mass. 29 "E85 blend fuel" means fuel that contains 85% ethanol and 30 15% gasoline. 31 "GVWR" means Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. -2- LRB9009116JSmg 1 "Location" means (i) a parcel of real property or (ii) 2 multiple, contiguous parcels of real property that are 3 separated by private roadways, public roadways, or private 4 or public rights-of-way and are owned, operated, leased, or 5 under common control of one party. 6 "Original equipment manufacturer" or "OEM" means a 7 manufacturer of alternate fuel vehicles or a manufacturer or 8 remanufacturer of alternate fuel engines used in vehicles 9 greater than 8500 pounds GVWR. 10 "Rental vehicle" means any motor vehicle that is owned or 11 controlled primarily for the purpose of short-term leasing or 12 rental pursuant to a contract. 13 (Source: P.A. 89-410.) 14 (415 ILCS 120/27 new) 15 Sec. 27. E85 refueling retail site program. Beginning 16 in fiscal year 2000, the Agency shall operate a program to 17 provide incentives for the establishment of retail E85 18 refueling sites. Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall 19 provide matching grants to retailers of E85 blend fuel for 20 the cost of installation of tanks for E85 blend fuel. The 21 amount of the grant may not exceed 50% of the total cost of 22 installation or $20,000. The Agency may provide matching 23 grants for not more than 20 retail locations each fiscal year 24 beginning in fiscal year 2000 and ending with fiscal year 25 2002. At least 10 of the grants made each year shall be to 26 retail locations situated in the covered area. 27 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 28 becoming law.
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