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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Carpet
5Stewardship Act.
6    Section 5. Findings and purpose. The General Assembly finds
8        (1) Based on data contained in the Illinois Commodity
9    Waste Generation and Characterization Study, commissioned
10    in 2014 by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
11    Opportunity, approximately 229,000 tons of carpet and
12    carpet padding are landfilled each year, 1.5% of the total
13    waste landfilled in this State.
14        (2) Discarded carpet and padding are currently being
15    recycled in this State at a recycling rate estimated to be
16    less than 1%, compared to a 15.4% recycling rate for the
17    first 6 months of 2018 in California, which has enacted
18    Extended Producer Responsibility legislation for carpet.
19        (3) Carpet recycling can be significantly expanded by
20    utilizing an Extended Producer Responsibility approach
21    which will lead to job creation through the collection,
22    processing, and marketing of discarded carpet and padding.
23    In California, this approach has created approximately 150



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1    direct jobs.
2        (4) According to the U.S. Environmental Protection
3    Agency, the recycling of discarded carpet has a positive
4    impact on the reduction of greenhouse gases when compared
5    to the landfilling or incineration of discarded carpet,
6    which increases the generation of greenhouse gases.
7    Section 10. Definitions. In this Act:
8    "Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection
10    "Blended carpet" means carpet with a nonuniform face fiber,
11which is manufactured with multiple polymer types, fiber types,
12or both, in the face of the constructed material.
13    "Brand" means a name, symbol, word, or mark that identifies
14the carpet, rather than its components, and attributes the
15product to the owner or licensee of the brand as the producer.
16    "Carpet" means a manufactured article that is (i) used in
17commercial buildings or single or multifamily residential
18buildings, (ii) affixed or placed on the floor or building
19walking surface as a decorative or functional building interior
20or exterior feature, and (iii) primarily constructed of a top
21visible surface of synthetic face fibers or yarns or tufts
22attached to a backing system derived from synthetic or natural
23materials. "Carpet" includes, but is not limited to, a
24commercial or residential broadloom carpet, modular carpet
25tiles, and artificial turf. "Carpet" includes a pad or



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1underlayment used in conjunction with a carpet. "Carpet" does
2not include handmade rugs, area rugs, or mats.
3    "Clearinghouse" means the entity incorporated as a
4nonprofit within the meaning of 26 U.S.C. 501 representing
5carpet producers, and other designated representatives who are
6cooperating with one another to collectively establish and
7operate a discarded carpet recycling and reuse program for the
8purpose of complying with this Act.
9    "Clearinghouse plan" means a single, detailed plan
10prepared by the clearinghouse that includes all the information
11required by this Act.
12    "Consumer" means any person who makes a purchase at retail.
13    "Discarded carpet" means carpet that is no longer used for
14its manufactured purpose.
15    "Distributor" or "wholesaler" means a person who buys or
16otherwise acquires carpet from another source and sells or
17offers to sell that carpet to retailers in this State.
18    "Nylon carpet" means carpet made with a uniform face fiber
19made with either nylon 6 or nylon 6,6.
20    "Person" means any individual, partnership,
21co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint
22stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, State
23agency, or any other legal entity, or their legal
24representative, agent, or assign.
25    "PET carpet" means carpet made from polyethylene



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1    "Producer" means a person that:
2        (1) has legal ownership of the brand, brand name, or
3    co-brand of carpet sold in this State;
4        (2) imports carpet branded by a producer who meets the
5    definition under paragraph (1) when that producer has no
6    physical presence in the United States;
7        (3) if paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply, makes
8    unbranded carpet that is sold in this State; or
9        (4) sells carpet at wholesale or retail, does not have
10    legal ownership of the brand, and elects to fulfill the
11    responsibilities of the producer for the product.
12    "Polypropylene carpet" means carpet made from
14    "Program year" means a calendar year. The first program
15year is 2021.
16    "PTT carpet" means carpet made from polytrimethylene
18    "Recycling" means the process by which discarded carpet is
19collected, processed, and returned to the economic mainstream
20in the form of raw materials or products. "Recycling" is
21further defined to include only those pounds of discarded
22carpet that are an output of a recycling facility destined for
23an end market or reuse and is not meant to mean the gross input
24pounds of discarded carpet accepted by a recycling facility.
25"Recycling" does not include energy recovery or energy
26generation by means of combusting discarded carpet, and it does



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1not include any disposal or use of discarded carpet within the
2permitted boundaries of a municipal solid waste landfill unit.
3    "Recycling rate" means the percentage of discarded carpet
4that is managed through recycling or reuse, as defined by this
5Act, and is computed by dividing the amount of discarded carpet
6that is collected and recycled or reused by the total amount of
7discarded carpet that is generated over a program year. To
8determine the annual recycling rates required by this Act the
9amount of discarded carpet generated shall be calculated using
10an industry standard calculation based on annual sales,
11replacement rate, and the average weight of carpet.
12    "Retailer" means any person engaged in the business of
13making sales at retail that generate occupation or use tax
15    "Reuse" means donating or selling a discarded carpet back
16into the market for its original intended use, when the
17discarded carpet retains its original purpose and performance
19    "Sale" or "sell" means a transfer of title to carpet for
20consideration, including a remote sale conducted through a
21sales outlet, catalog, website, or similar electronic means.
22"Sale" or "sell" includes a lease through which carpet is
23provided to a consumer by a producer, distributor, or retailer.
24    "Stewardship assessment" means the amount added to the
25purchase price of carpet sold in this State that is necessary
26to cover the cost of collecting, transporting, processing and



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1marketing discarded carpet by the clearinghouse pursuant to the
2clearinghouse plan, and shall not be used to pay for any fines
3or penalties levied pursuant to this Act or for the final
4disposal or incineration of discarded carpet.
5    "Wool carpet" means carpet made from wool.
6    Section 15. Formation, duties and powers of the
8    (a) To administer the carpet stewardship program a
9clearinghouse shall be created, and shall consist of the
10following members, to be appointed by the Director of the
12        (1) two individuals who are representatives of a
13    statewide association representing retailers;
14        (2) two individuals who are representatives of carpet
15    producers;
16        (3) one individual who is a representative of a
17    national association representing manufacturers of carpet;
18        (4) two individuals who are representatives of carpet
19    recyclers;
20        (5) two individuals who are representatives of a
21    statewide association representing waste disposal
22    companies;
23        (6) two individuals who are representatives of
24    environmental organizations;
25        (7) two individuals who are representatives of county



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1    or municipal joint action agency waste management
2    programs;
3        (8) one individual who is a representative of a company
4    that utilizes discarded carpet to manufacture a new
5    product, not including new carpet; and
6        (9) one individual who is a representative of an
7    association representing installers of carpet.
8    (b) Members of the clearinghouse shall serve without
9compensation but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses with
10proceeds from the stewardship assessment, and the Agency shall
11be responsible for monitoring these expenses. Members shall
12serve on the clearinghouse until a successor is appointed and
14    (c) The clearinghouse's duties include, but are not limited
16        (1) preparing the clearinghouse plan, and any required
17    amendments, on an annual basis in compliance with this Act;
18        (2) implementing the clearinghouse plan;
19        (3) creating and administering a grant program to
20    assist in subsidizing the costs to collect, process, or
21    market discarded carpet for reuse or recycling;
22        (4) being responsible for meeting the performance
23    goals specified by this Act;
24        (5) submitting annual program reports as required by
25    this Act;
26        (6) recommending to the Agency in the annual



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1    clearinghouse plan any increases or decreases in the
2    stewardship assessment; and
3        (7) overseeing an annual audit of the carpet
4    stewardship program's revenues and expenditures, and
5    reporting those findings to the Agency.
6    (d) The clearinghouse may hire a director and necessary
7staff, and may organize itself into committees to implement
8this Act, which shall be funded by the stewardship assessment.
9The Agency shall monitor these expenses.
10    Section 20. Carpet stewardship program and sale
12    (a) For all carpet sold in this State, producers shall,
13through the clearinghouse, implement and finance a statewide
14carpet stewardship program that: manages carpet by reducing its
15waste generation; promotes its recycling and reuse; and
16provides for negotiation and execution of agreements to
17collect, transport, process, or market the discarded carpet for
18end-of-life recycling or reuse.
19    (b) On and after January 1, 2021, a producer, distributor,
20or retailer that offers carpet for sale in this State is not in
21compliance with this Act and is subject to penalties under
22Section 70 if the carpet is not subject to the clearinghouse
23plan that is submitted by the clearinghouse and approved by the
24Agency under Section 30.



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1    Section 25. Clearinghouse plan.
2    (a) By July 1, 2020 and by July 1 every 3 years thereafter,
3beginning with program year 2021, the clearinghouse shall
4submit a 3-year plan to the Agency and receive approval of the
5plan. The clearinghouse plan shall include, at a minimum, each
6of the following:
7        (1) Certification that the carpet stewardship program
8    will accept for collection all discarded carpet,
9    regardless of type or which producer manufactured the
10    product and its individual components.
11        (2) Contact information for each individual
12    representing the clearinghouse, designation of a program
13    manager responsible for administering the program in this
14    State, a list of all producers participating in the carpet
15    stewardship program, and the brands covered by the product
16    stewardship program.
17        (3) A description of the methods by which discarded
18    carpet will be collected in this State with no charge to
19    any person, including an explanation of how the collection
20    system will be convenient and adequate to serve the needs
21    of businesses and residents in both urban and rural areas
22    on an ongoing basis and how the stewardship group will
23    achieve a convenience standard of having collection sites
24    in all counties with a population density of greater than
25    or equal to 100 individuals per square mile in this State
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1    with a population density of greater than or equal to 50
2    individuals per square mile for program year 2022 and
3    thereafter.
4        (4) An evaluation, beginning with the second 3-year
5    plan submitted by July 1, 2023, of the feasibility and cost
6    of expanding the convenience standard to at least one
7    collection site in every county in the State.
8        (5) A description of how the adequacy of the collection
9    program will be monitored, evaluated, and maintained.
10        (6) The names and locations of collectors,
11    transporters, and processors who will manage discarded
12    carpet.
13        (7) A description of how the discarded carpet and the
14    products' components will be safely and securely
15    transported, tracked, and handled from collection through
16    final recycling and processing.
17        (8) A description of the methods to be used to reuse,
18    deconstruct, or recycle discarded carpet to ensure that the
19    products' components, to the extent feasible, are
20    transformed or remanufactured into finished products for
21    use.
22        (9) A description of the methods to be used to manage
23    or dispose of discarded carpet that cannot be recycled or
24    reused.
25        (10) A description of the promotion and outreach
26    activities and proposed budget that will be used to



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1    encourage participation in the collection and recycling
2    programs and how the activities' effectiveness will be
3    evaluated and the program modified, if necessary.
4        (11) Evidence of adequate insurance and financial
5    assurance that may be required for collection, handling,
6    and disposal operations.
7        (12) A 3-year rolling performance goal, including an
8    estimate of the percentage of discarded carpet that will be
9    collected, reused, and recycled during each of the next 3
10    years of the stewardship plan, with a minimum goal of
11    achieving a 15% recycling rate by December 31, 2023. The
12    performance goals shall include a specific goal for the
13    amount of discarded carpet that will be collected,
14    recycled, and reused during each year of the plan. The
15    performance goals must be based on:
16            (A) the most recent collection data available for
17        this State;
18            (B) the estimated amount of discarded carpet
19        disposed of annually;
20            (C) the weight of the discarded carpet that is
21        expected to be available for collection annually; and
22            (D) actual collection data from other existing
23        carpet stewardship programs.
24        The clearinghouse plan must state the methodology used
25    to determine these goals. By March 1, 2023, the Agency, in
26    consultation with the clearinghouse, shall establish a



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1    recycling rate goal for the 3-year plan period beginning
2    January 1, 2024. Thereafter, the Agency, in consultation
3    with the clearinghouse, shall establish a recycling rate
4    goal for each subsequent 3-year plan period by March 1 of
5    the calendar year preceding the first year of that 3-year
6    plan period.
7        (13) A discussion of the status of end markets for
8    discarded carpet and what, if any, additional end markets
9    are needed to improve the functioning of the program.
10        (14) A discussion of carpet design and manufacturing
11    changes that the producers are considering or have
12    implemented in order to reduce toxicity, water use, or
13    energy use associated with the production of carpet and
14    efforts to increase the recycled content, recyclability,
15    or carpet longevity.
16        (15) A funding mechanism consistent with Section 35
17    that demonstrates sufficient funding to carry out the plan,
18    including the administrative, operational, and capital
19    costs of the plan, and payment of incentive payments to
20    carpet collectors, processors, and end use markets to
21    assist with the implementation of this Act.
22        (16) Annual budgets showing revenue and expenditure
23    projections for the current program year and projected for
24    the next 2 years of the program.
25        (17) A process by which the financial activities of the
26    clearinghouse that are related to the implementation of the



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1    plan shall be subject to an annual independent audit, which
2    shall be reviewed by the Agency.
3        (18) An evaluation of the feasibility and
4    effectiveness of a ban on landfilling discarded carpet in
5    this State, and an opinion on whether to recommend a
6    landfill ban.
7        (19) Baseline information, for the most current year
8    for which data is available, on the amount of square feet
9    and pounds of carpet sold in this State, by type of polymer
10    or non-polymer material used to make the carpet.
11        (20) A discussion of the feasibility, cost, and
12    effectiveness of labeling the backside of new carpet with
13    the polymer type or non-polymer material used to
14    manufacture the carpet to assist processors in more easily
15    identifying the type of discarded carpet collected for
16    processing.
17        (21) A description of the program that shall be
18    implemented to train carpet installers on how to properly
19    manage discarded carpet so that it can be reused or
20    recycled pursuant to this Act.
21    (b) An update to the plan shall be submitted, at a minimum,
22every 3 years, or if the Agency determines that a plan update
23is needed, prior to the minimum of once every 3 years. If the
24Agency determines that a plan update is necessary, such update
25shall be submitted to the Agency by the clearinghouse within 30
26days of receiving notice from the Agency of the update's



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2    (c) The clearinghouse shall notify the Agency within 30
3days of any significant changes or modifications to the plan or
4its implementation. Within 30 days of the notification, a
5written plan revision shall be submitted to the Agency for
6review and approval.
7    Section 30. Review and approval of the clearinghouse plan
8and plan updates.
9    (a) Within 14 days of receipt of the clearinghouse plan,
10the Agency shall post the plan or plan update on its website.
11Within 30 days of its posting on the Agency website, any
12interested person living within the State of Illinois may
13provide written comments to the clearinghouse regarding the
14plan or plan update and those comments shall be responded to by
15the clearinghouse within 30 days after receipt of the comments.
16    (b) Within 90 days after receipt of the proposed plan or
17plan update, and not prior to the public comment opportunity
18provided in subsection (a), the Agency shall determine whether
19the plan or plan update complies with Section 25. If the Agency
20approves a plan or plan update, the Agency shall notify the
21clearinghouse of the plan approval in writing within 14 days of
22receipt. If the Agency rejects a plan or plan update, the
23Agency shall notify the clearinghouse in writing of the reasons
24for rejecting the plan within 14 days of receipt. The
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160 days after receiving notice of rejection. Any proposed
2changes to a plan or plan update must be approved by the Agency
3in writing.
4    (c) The clearinghouse plan and plan updates approved by the
5Agency shall be placed on the Agency's website and made
6available at the Agency's headquarters for public review within
730 days of the Agency's approval.
8    Section 35. Carpet stewardship assessment.
9    (a) On and after January 1, 2020, a producer of carpet
10shall add a carpet stewardship assessment fee of 4 cents per
11square foot to the purchase price of nylon carpet,
12polypropylene carpet, and wool carpet, and 6 cents per square
13foot to the purchase price of PET carpet, PTT carpet, and
14blended carpet sold in this State by that producer. The
15assessment added under this Section shall be remitted by the
16producer on a quarterly basis to the clearinghouse.
17    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
18the assessment established under this Section is exempt from
19taxes imposed by the Illinois Department of Revenue and shall
20meet both of the following requirements:
21        (1) The assessment shall be added by the producer to
22    the purchase price of all carpet sold by producers to an
23    Illinois retailer or distributor or otherwise sold for use
24    in this State. The assessment shall be clearly visible on
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1    as a separate line item and shall be accompanied by a brief
2    description of the assessment.
3        (2) Each retailer and distributor shall add the
4    assessment to the purchase price of all carpet sold in this
5    State. The assessment shall be clearly visible on all
6    invoices or functionally equivalent billing documents as a
7    separate line item and shall be accompanied by a brief
8    description of the assessment.
9    (c) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the
10amount of the assessment fee be reduced by the clearinghouse as
11the carpet stewardship program is implemented over time and
12becomes more efficient.
13    (d) If the amount of the assessment is too low to properly
14fund the carpet stewardship program, the clearinghouse may
15submit a plan update, which must be approved by the Agency, in
16accordance with Section 30, prior to the fee being increased.
17    (e) The assessment shall be lowered if at any time the fee
18generates a fund balance at the end of a program year that is
19greater than one year's operating costs of the carpet
20stewardship program. If a fund balance greater than one year's
21operating cost is reached, the clearinghouse shall submit a
22plan update to reduce the assessment in accordance with Section
24     (f) The assessment fee shall be deposited by the
25clearinghouse into an Illinois chartered bank, and if for any
26reason this Act is repealed, the entire assessment fund balance



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1shall be transferred by the clearinghouse to the State of
2Illinois to be deposited into the Solid Waste Management Fund.
3    Section 40. State action antitrust exemption. Each
4producer and the clearinghouse shall be immune from liability
5for any claim of violation of antitrust law or unfair trade
6practice if the conduct is a violation of antitrust law, to the
7extent the producer or clearinghouse is exercising authority
8under the provisions of this Act.
9    Section 45. Requirements applicable to producers.
10    (a) On and after January 1, 2020, a producer of carpet
11shall add the stewardship assessment, as established in Section
1235, to the cost of carpet sold to retailers and distributors in
13this State by the producer.
14    (b) Producers shall provide consumers with educational
15materials regarding the stewardship assessment and carpet
16stewardship program as required by paragraph (1) of subsection
17(b) of Section 35 of this Act. The materials shall include, but
18are not limited to, (i) information regarding available
19end-of-life management options for carpet offered through the
20carpet stewardship program and (ii) information that notifies
21the consumers that a charge for the operation of the carpet
22stewardship program is included in the purchase price of carpet
23sold in this State.
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1with the Agency by January 1, 2020 and annually thereafter for
2as long as that producer sells carpet in this State.
3    Section 50. Requirements applicable to retailers and
5    (a) Three months after program plan approval, no carpet may
6be sold in this State unless the product's producer is
7participating in the clearinghouse plan.
8    (b) Any retailer or distributor may participate, on a
9voluntary basis, as a designated collection point pursuant to a
10product stewardship program and in accordance with applicable
12    (c) No retailer or distributor shall be found to be in
13violation of this Section if, on the date the carpet was
14ordered from the producer or its agent, the producer was listed
15as compliant on the Agency's website in accordance with this
17    Section 55. Requirements applicable to the Agency.
18    (a) Beginning January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, the
19Agency shall post on its website the list of carpet producers
20that registered with the Agency, in accordance with Section 45,
21and who are in compliance with this Act.
22    (b) Beginning January 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, for
23the benefit of assisting consumers who wish to find collection
24sites for recycling carpet, the Agency shall post on its



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1website the location of all collection sites identified to the
2Agency by the clearinghouse in its plans and annual reports.
3    (c) The Agency shall post on its website the plan as
4approved by the Agency and any subsequent updates within 30
5days of receipt pursuant to Section 30.
6    (d) Beginning May 1, 2022, and annually thereafter, the
7Agency shall post on its website copies of the annual reports.
8    (e) Beginning March 1, 2023, and once every 3 years
9thereafter, the Agency shall, in consultation with the
10clearinghouse, establish the recycling rate performance goal
11in the clearinghouse plan, beginning with program year 2024.
12    Section 60. Annual stewardship reports.
13    (a) By April 1, 2022, and by April 1 of each year
14thereafter, the clearinghouse shall submit a report to the
15Agency that includes, for the previous program year, a
16description of the carpet stewardship program, including, but
17not limited to, the following:
18        (1) the amount of carpet sold by square feet and pounds
19    in this State during the reporting period by polymer type
20    or non-polymer material, including a separate reporting of
21    the amount of carpet sold in this State for which the
22    carpet stewardship assessment was collected;
23        (2) a description of the methods used to collect,
24    transport, and process discarded carpet in regions of this
25    State, and a listing of the persons used to collect,



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1    transport, and process discarded carpet;
2        (3) identification of all discarded carpet collection
3    sites in this State and whether the requirement of
4    paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of Section 25 has been met;
5        (4) the weight of all discarded carpet collected and
6    reused or recycled in all regions of this State, a
7    comparison to the performance goals and recycling rates
8    established in the clearinghouse plan, and, if
9    appropriate, an explanation stating the reason or reasons
10    performance goals were not met;
11        (5) the weight of discarded carpet collected in this
12    State but not recycled and its ultimate disposition, and a
13    comparison to the performance goals in the clearinghouse
14    plan;
15        (6) the total cost of implementing the clearinghouse
16    plan and a copy of the independent audit regarding the
17    financial activities of the clearinghouse;
18        (7) a proposed budget for implementing the
19    clearinghouse plan in the subsequent calendar year;
20        (8) an evaluation of the funding mechanism and its
21    ability to properly fund the implementation of the
22    clearinghouse plan, and provide adequate incentive
23    payments to collectors, processors and end markets for
24    managing carpet;
25        (9) identification of the facilities processing
26    carpet, the weight processed at each facility, and each



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1    facility's processing capacity;
2        (10) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the
3    clearinghouse plan, and anticipated steps, if needed, to
4    improve performance;
5        (11) a discussion of progress made toward achieving
6    carpet design changes according to paragraph (14) of
7    subsection (a) of Section 25;
8        (12) samples of educational materials provided to
9    consumers and carpet installers, and an evaluation of the
10    effectiveness of the materials and the methods used to
11    disseminate the materials. The evaluation shall include,
12    but shall not be limited to, information on the number of
13    consumers and carpet installers that received or viewed the
14    educational materials, and any consumer and carpet
15    installer survey data that may have been collected
16    regarding the educational materials used; and
17        (13) an evaluation of the feasibility and
18    effectiveness of a ban on landfilling carpet in this State,
19    and an opinion on whether to recommend a landfill ban.
20    Section 65. Administrative fee.
21    (a) The clearinghouse shall pay the Agency an annual
22administrative fee of $100,000 which may be paid for from
23revenue from the carpet stewardship assessment.
24    (b) The clearinghouse shall pay the Agency's
25administrative fee under subsection (a) on or before January 1,



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12021, and annually thereafter.
2    (c) The Agency shall deposit the fees collected under this
3Section into the Solid Waste Management Fund.
4    Section 70. Enforcement.
5    (a) On and after the implementation date of the carpet
6stewardship program, no producer, distributor, or retailer
7shall sell or offer for sale carpet to any person in this State
8if the producer of the carpet is not registered with the Agency
9pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 45 and participating in
10implementing the clearinghouse plan.
11    (b) No retailer or distributor shall be found in violation
12of the provisions of subsection (a) if, on the date the carpet
13was ordered from the producer or its agent, the producer was
14listed on the Agency's website in accordance with the
15provisions of subsection (a) of Section 55.
16    (c) The Attorney General or State's Attorney may request,
17and a Court may impose, after providing notice and opportunity
18to be heard, a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000 per day
19per violation against any person who violates the terms of this
21    (d) Nothing in this Act prohibits a retailer or distributor
22from selling their inventory of carpet existing prior to the
23date the first stewardship plan prepared by the clearinghouse
24is approved by the Agency.
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1recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the People
2of the State of Illinois by the State's Attorney of the county
3in which the violation occurred or by the Attorney General. Any
4funds collected under this Section in an action in which the
5Attorney General has prevailed shall be deposited in the
6Environmental Protection Trust Fund, to be used in accordance
7with the provisions of the Environmental Trust Fund Act.
8    Section 75. State procurement of carpet. Beginning on
9January 1, 2022, at least 35% of carpet purchased by State
10agencies shall be carpet with a minimum of 10% post-consumer
11recycled content by weight from discarded carpet and comply
12with the National Science Foundation/American National
13Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) 140-2009 Standard, Platinum
14Level or the most current version in effect as provided by the
15American National Standards Institute. The carpet shall be
16purchased from a carpet producer with a third party certified
17closed loop recycling facility. Thereafter, those purchases
18shall increase by a rate of 10% per year until it reaches 75%.
19Prior to January 1, 2022, the clearinghouse shall provide a
20report to the Illinois Department of Central Management
21Services on the other types of products that contain recycled
22carpet as a feedstock that the State should consider
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.