Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act. Provides that it is the policy of the State to establish a comprehensive statewide program for solid waste management which will preserve or enhance the quality of air, water, and land resources. Modifies the State preferences for solid waste management. Provides that the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois shall publish, on or before December 1, 2020, a statewide Illinois Resource Management Plan and shall update the plan every 5 years. Includes State and local requirements for the Plan.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act. Creates the Statewide Materials Management Advisory Committee. Provides that the Advisory Committee shall: (1) investigate and provide recommendations for expanding waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting in Illinois in a manner that protects the environment, as well as public health and safety, and promotes economic development; (2) investigate and provide recommendations for the form and contents of county waste management plans adopted under the Act; and (3) prepare a report as required under other provisions of the amendatory Act. Provides that the Advisory Committee shall be composed of the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, who shall serve as an ex officio and nonvoting member, and 25 specified voting members appointed by the Director by no later than January 1, 2020. Provides that the initial meeting of the Advisory Committee shall be convened by no later than March 1, 2020, when the voting members shall select co-chairs. Tasks the Agency with providing administrative assistance and technical support. Provides that funding for the Plan and assistance from outside experts shall be obtained from the Solid Waste Management Fund. Provides that the report shall be submitted on or before July 1, 2021. Provides that the report shall include, at a minimum: (1) an estimate of the amount and composition of waste generated annually in Illinois; (2) an estimate of the amount of waste disposed of annually in Illinois; (3) an estimate of the amount of material diverted from landfills annually in Illinois; (4) an analysis of the markets available for materials diverted from Illinois landfills; (5) recommended materials in the municipal waste stream that could be targeted to maximize waste diversion; (6) recommended actions that could be taken to increase landfill diversion rates and the costs associated with those actions; (7) recommended education and public outreach programs that could maximize waste diversion; (8) recommended diversion rates that are achievable by 2025, 2030, and 2035; and (9) a database and map of permitted and nonpermitted facilities, including, but not limited to, landfills, garbage transfer stations, landscape waste transfer stations, construction and demolition debris recycling facilities, recycling facilities, compost sites, and scrap metal recycling facilities. Provides that the report shall also include specified recommendations for waste management plans required under the Act. Repeals the provisions on July 1, 2022. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Removes language requiring the report to include a database and map of nonpermitted facilities. Provides that the report may include a list of nonpermitted facilities that are involved in waste disposal, materials recycling, or composting.