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91st General Assembly

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 1                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  rapid  development  of  energy   producing
 3    facilities,  including peaker and cogeneration facilities, in
 4    highly developed areas has  led  to  concerns  regarding  the
 5    environmental  impact  of those facilities, including but not
 6    limited to the impact on the State's groundwater and  surface
 7    water   resources   and   on   surrounding   communities  and
 8    residences; therefore, be it

11    SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that by July  1,  2000,  a  special
12    Environmental Resources Advisory Committee shall be appointed
13    to  examine  the  environmental  impact  of  new and expanded
14    energy producing facilities and the  associated  developments
15    necessitating  their  growth,  as  deemed  necessary  by  the
16    Advisory  Committee;  environmental  impact  analysis in this
17    regard shall focus upon, but  may  not  be  limited  to,  the
18    State's groundwater and surface water; the Advisory Committee
19    shall  provide  a  legislative  proposal  to  the Governor by
20    December 15, 2000; and be it further

21        RESOLVED, That the Advisory Committee  shall  consist  of
22    one  member  appointed  by  the  Governor  who shall serve as
23    Chairman, one Senator  appointed  by  the  President  of  the
24    Senate,  one  Senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the
25    Senate, one Representative appointed by the  Speaker  of  the
26    House of Representatives, one Representative appointed by the
27    Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Director
28    of   the  Environmental  Protection  Agency  or  his  or  her
29    designee, the Director of Natural Resources  or  his  or  her
30    designee, the Director of Agriculture or his or her designee,
31    the  Director of Commerce and Community Affairs or his or her
32    designee, the Director  of  Nuclear  Safety  or  his  or  her
33    designee, the Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission or
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 1    his  or  her  designee, the Chairman of the Pollution Control
 2    Board or his or her designee, and representatives  from  each
 3    of the following groups to be appointed by the Governor:  the
 4    energy  producing  industry,  local  government, the business
 5    community,  the  home  building  industry,  the  agricultural
 6    community, the  environmental  community,  the  water  supply
 7    community,  the  water  authorities,  and  the soil and water
 8    conservation districts;  members of  the  Advisory  Committee
 9    may  organize  themselves  as they deem necessary; members of
10    the Advisory Committee  shall  meet  periodically  and  serve
11    without compensation; and be it further

12        RESOLVED,  That  suitable  copies  of  this resolution be
13    delivered to the Governor, the Director of the  Environmental
14    Protection  Agency,  the  Director  of Natural Resources, the
15    Director  of  Agriculture,  the  Director  of  Commerce   and
16    Community  Affairs,  the  Director  of  Nuclear  Safety,  the
17    Chairman   of  the  Illinois  Commerce  Commission,  and  the
18    Chairman of the Pollution Control Board.

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