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Full Text of SB0543  99th General Assembly


Sen. John M. Sullivan

Filed: 4/17/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 543, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to the page and line numbers of Senate Amendment
4No. 2, on page 2, by replacing lines 17 through 21 with the
6        "(6) CCB used as a functionally equivalent substitute
7    for agricultural lime as a soil conditioner.
8        (6.5) CCB that is a synthetic gypsum that:
9            (A) has a calcium sulfate dihydrate content
10        greater than 90%, by dry weight, and is generated by
11        the lime or limestone forced oxidation process;
12            (B) is registered with the Illinois Department of
13        Agriculture as a fertilizer or soil amendment and is
14        used as a fertilizer or soil amendment;
15            (C) is a functionally equivalent substitute for
16        mined gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) used as a
17        fertilizer or soil amendment;



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1            (D) is used in accordance with, and applied at a
2        rate consistent with, documented recommendations of a
3        qualified agricultural professional or institution,
4        including, but not limited to any of the following:
5        certified crop adviser, agronomist, university
6        researcher, federal Natural Resources Conservation
7        Service Conservation Practice Standard regarding the
8        amendment of soil properties with gypsum, or
9        State-approved nutrient management plan; but in no
10        case is applied at a rate greater than 5 dry tons per
11        acre per year; and
12            (E) has not been mixed with any waste."; and
13on page 7, immediately below line 5, by inserting the
15    "Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.".