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(225 ILCS 732/1-97)
Department mapping and reporting.
On or before February 1, 2014, the Department shall, with the assistance of the Illinois State Geological Survey, submit a report to the General Assembly and Governor identifying the following in Illinois and include any recommendations for additional legislative or administrative action on these items:
(a) the location of resources of shale gas and oil, conventional gas and oil, and process materials, including sand and other naturally occurring geologic materials used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations;
(b) the potential impacts of high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations on:
(1) sites owned, managed or leased by the Department;
(2) nature preserves;
(3) sites on the Register of Land and Water Reserves;
(4) the availability of water for human consumption
and general domestic use; and
(5) the potential for influencing natural seismic
Two years after the effective date of the first high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing permit issued by the Department, and every 3 years thereafter, the Department shall prepare a report that examines the following:
(1) the number of high volume horizontal hydraulic
fracturing permits issued by the Department, on an annual basis;
(2) a map showing the locations in this State where
high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations have been permitted by the Department;
(3) identification of the latest scientific research,
best practices, and technological improvements related to high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations and methods to protect the environment and public health;
(4) any confirmed environmental impacts in this State
due to high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations, including, but not limited to, any reportable release of hydraulic fracturing flowback, hydraulic fracturing fluid, and hydraulic fracturing additive;
(5) confirmed public health impacts in this State due
to high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations;
(6) a comparison of the revenues generated under
subsection (e) of Section 1-35 of this Act to the Department's costs associated with implementing and administering provisions of this Act;
(7) a comparison of the revenues generated under
subsection (e) of Section 1-87 of this Act to the Agency's costs associated with implementing and administering provisions of this Act;
(7.5) a summary of revenues generated annually from
income, ad valorem, sales, and any other State and local taxes applicable to activity permitted under this Act by the Department, including an estimate of the income tax generated from lease payments and royalty payments;
(8) a description of any modifications to existing
programs, practices, or rules related to high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations made by the Department;
(9) any problems or issues the Department identifies
as it implements and administers the provisions of this Act;
(10) any recommendations for legislative action by
the General Assembly to address the findings in the report; and
(11) any other information the Department deems
relevant regarding its specific experiences implementing and administering the provisions of this Act and, generally, high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations.
The first report shall also examine any studies issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations. The report required by this Section shall be provided to the General Assembly and Governor.
(Source: P.A. 98-22, eff. 6-17-13.)