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91_HB3547 LRB9110590ACtm 1 AN ACT in relation to clean air and the creation of coal 2 mining jobs in the State of Illinois. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 6 Illinois Clean Air and Coal Mining Jobs Act. 7 Section 5. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act: 8 "Generating unit" means any coal-fired electricity 9 generating facility with a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts 10 or greater used primarily to generate electricity for sale. 11 "Department" means the Department of Commerce and 12 Community Affairs. 13 Section 10. Air emissions standards for fossil 14 coal-fired generating units. 15 (a) On or after January 1, 2006, notwithstanding any 16 other requirements applicable to such units, emissions of air 17 pollutants from coal-fired electric generating units with 18 nameplate capacity greater than or equal to 340 megawatts 19 shall not exceed the following: 20 (1) Sulfur dioxide emissions shall not exceed 3.0 21 pounds per megawatt hour and total annual sulfur dioxide 22 emissions shall not exceed 3.0 pounds multiplied by the 23 average megawatt hours generated by the units in the 24 calendar years 1996 through 1998. 25 (2) Nitrogen oxide emissions shall not exceed 1.5 26 pounds multiplied by the average annual megawatt hours 27 generated by the units in the calendar years 1996 through 28 1998. 29 (b) On or after January 1, 2006, notwithstanding any 30 other requirements applicable to such units, total emissions -2- LRB9110590ACtm 1 from coal-fired electric generating units with a nameplate 2 capacity of less than 340 megawatts shall not exceed a 3 statewide emissions cap based on the following: 4 (1) Total annual sulfur dioxide emissions shall not 5 exceed 3.0 pounds per megawatt hour multiplied by the 6 average megawatt hours generated by such units in the 7 calendar years 1996 through 1999. 8 (2) Total annual nitrogen oxide emissions shall not 9 exceed 1.5 pounds per megawatt hour multiplied by the 10 average megawatt hours generated by such units in the 11 calendar years 1996 through 1999. 12 Section 15. Rules. Not later than 2 years after the 13 effective date of this Section, the Illinois Pollution 14 Control Board shall promulgate rules to achieve the emissions 15 reduction requirements specified in Section 10. Such 16 regulations shall include implementation of the emission 17 reduction objectives specified in subsections (a) and (b) of 18 Section 10 through an emission cap and trading mechanism. 19 Such regulations shall achieve the objectives in a manner 20 that the Board determines will allocate required emission 21 reductions equitably, taking into account emission reductions 22 achieved prior to effective date of the requirements under 23 Section 10, the economic benefits of promoting sales of 24 Illinois coal, and other relevant factors. 25 Section 905. The Energy Conservation and Coal Development 26 Act is amended by adding Section 8.2 as follows: 27 (20 ILCS 1105/8.2 new) 28 Sec. 8.2. The Illinois Clean Air Jobs Program. The 29 Department of Commerce and Community Affairs shall have the 30 power to assist in funding the cost of sulfur dioxide and 31 nitrogen oxide emission control systems for coal-fired -3- LRB9110590ACtm 1 generating units included under Section 10 of the Illinois 2 Clean Air and Coal Mining Jobs Act in accordance with Section 3 7 of the General Obligation Bond Act, provided that the 4 funding of any such system shall not exceed predicted State 5 and local tax revenues that the Department estimates will 6 occur as a result of the operation of the system over a 7 period not to exceed 5 years from issuance of an operating 8 permit for the system under Section 39.5 of the Environmental 9 Protection Act. In determining predicted tax revenues, the 10 Department shall include taxes generated by mining and fuel 11 processing, but shall not include property, sales, use, or 12 income taxes required by the owner or operator of the 13 system. 14 Section 910. The General Obligation Bond Act is amended 15 by changing Section 7 as follows: 16 (30 ILCS 330/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 657) 17 Sec. 7. Coal and Energy Development. The amount of 18 $263,200,000
$163,200,000is authorized to be used by the 19 Department of Commerce and Community Affairs for coal and 20 energy development purposes, pursuant to Sections 2, 3 and 21 3.1 of the Illinois Coal and Energy Development Bond Act, and 22 for the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy 23 Conservation and Coal Development Act. Of this amount 24 $115,000,000 is for the specific purposes of acquisition, 25 development, construction, reconstruction, improvement, 26 financing, architectural and technical planning and 27 installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings, 28 structures, durable equipment, and land for the purpose of 29 capital development of coal resources within the State and 30 for the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy 31 Conservation and Coal Development Act, $35,000,000 is for the 32 purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation -4- LRB9110590ACtm 1 and Coal Development Act, $100,000,000 is for the purposes 2 specified in Section 8.2 of the Energy Conservation and Coal 3 Development Act, and making a grant to the owner of a4 generating station located in Illinois and having at least5 three coal-fired generating units with accredited summer6 capability greater than 500 megawatts each at such generating7 station as provided in Section 6 of that Bond Actand 8 $13,200,000 is for research, development and demonstration of 9 forms of energy other than that derived from coal, either on 10 or off State property. 11 (Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96; 90-312, eff. 8-1-97; 12 90-549, eff. 12-8-97.) 13 Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 14 becoming law.
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