(415 ILCS 10/3.1)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5903.1)
If a solid waste management plan prepared and implemented
under Section 3 of this Act, Section 2 of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act,
Section 22.15 of the Environmental Protection Act,
or Section 4 of the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act, or the
Energy Facility Plan, specifies that incineration shall be a means used
by a facility to meet waste disposal needs within a jurisdiction, that
facility shall be deemed a qualified solid waste energy facility if it
meets the following requirements:
(1) The operator annually certifies to the Illinois Commerce
Commission that solid waste is the primary fuel and comprises no less than
95% of the annual fuel loading.
(2) The operator guarantees that the solid waste throughput volume shall
be equal to at least 66% of the design capacity of the facility.
(3) (A) A solid waste management plan has been developed
by the unit or units of local government included in the area that is intended to be served by the facility and has been filed with and approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to subsection (g) of Section 22.15 of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act or pursuant to Section 5 of the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act. Any such plan shall establish a recycling goal of a minimum of 25% by weight of the solid waste stream generated within the planning area; or
(B) For any facility that receives local site
approval before May 1, 1989, a Solid Waste Energy Facility Plan has been developed with respect to the facility by the owner or operator of the facility and has been filed with and approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Any such Solid Waste Energy Facility Plan shall establish a recycling goal of at least 25% of the solid waste stream received by the Solid Waste Energy Facility, and shall include a description of the processes and systems to be utilized by the facility for materials and energy recovery.
(4) A good faith effort has been made by the unit or units of local
government served by the facility or the owner or operator of the
facility to achieve the 25% recycling goal at the
time the facility commences commercial operation and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)