Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that to the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated plastics that meet feedstock specifications for a gasification facility or pyrolysis facility, and that are further processed by a gasification facility or pyrolysis facility and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of crude oil, diesel, gasoline, home heating oil or other fuels, chemicals, waxes, lubricants, chemical feedstocks, diesel and gasoline blendstocks, or other raw materials or intermediate or final products, are considered recycled and are not subject to regulation as waste. Defines terms for these provisions. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that, to the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated plastics that have been processed into a feedstock meeting feedstock specifications for a plastics gasification facility or plastics pyrolysis facility, and that are further processed by such a facility and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products, are considered recycled and are not subject to regulation as waste. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may propose to the Pollution Control Board for adoption, and the Board may adopt, rules establishing standards for materials accepted as feedstocks by plastics gasification facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, rules establishing standards for the management of feedstocks at plastics gasification facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, and any other rules, as may be necessary to implement and administer the amendatory Act's provisions.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Makes changes to the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 to provide that, if permitting and construction has commenced prior to July 1, 2025, a pilot project allowing for a pyrolysis or gasification facility is permitted for a locally zoned and approved site in either Will County or Grundy County. Provides that if permitting and construction for the pilot project has not commenced by July 1, 2025, the amendatory Act's provisions are repealed. Provides that the amendatory Act's effective date is July 1, 2020 (rather than immediate). Makes other changes.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Makes changes to the bill as amended by House Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 to provide that a "plastics gasification facility" and "plastics pyrolysis facility" includes uncontaminated plastics that have been processed prior to receipt at the facility into a feedstock (currently, uncontaminated plastics that have been processed into a feedstock).