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Public Act 101-0141


 

Public Act 0141 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0141
 
HB2491 EnrolledLRB101 09658 CPF 54757 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
adding Section 22.59 as follows:
 
    (415 ILCS 5/22.59 new)
    Sec. 22.59. Pilot project for Will County and Grundy County
pyrolysis or gasification facility.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Plastics" means polystyrene or any other synthetic
organic polymer that can be molded into shape under heat and
pressure and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.
    "Plastics gasification facility" means a manufacturing
facility that:
        (1) receives only uncontaminated plastics that have
    been processed prior to receipt at the facility into a
    feedstock meeting the facility's specifications for a
    gasification feedstock; and
        (2) uses heat in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere to
    process the feedstock into fuels, chemicals, or chemical
    feedstocks that are returned to the economic mainstream in
    the form of raw materials or products.
    "Plastics pyrolysis facility" means a manufacturing
facility that:
        (1) receives only uncontaminated plastics that have
    been processed prior to receipt at the facility into a
    feedstock meeting the facility's specifications for a
    pyrolysis feedstock; and
        (2) uses heat in the absence of oxygen to process the
    uncontaminated plastics into fuels, chemicals, or chemical
    feedstocks that are returned to the economic mainstream in
    the form of raw materials or products.
    (b) Provided that permitting and construction has
commenced prior to July 1, 2025, a pilot project allowing for a
pyrolysis or gasification facility in accordance with this
Section is permitted for a locally zoned and approved site in
either Will County or Grundy County.
    (c) To the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated
plastics that have been processed into a feedstock meeting
feedstock specifications for a plastics gasification facility
or plastics pyrolysis facility, and that are further processed
by such a facility and returned to the economic mainstream in
the form of raw materials or products, are considered recycled
and are not subject to regulation as waste.
    (d) The Agency may propose to the Board for adoption, and
the Board may adopt, rules establishing standards for materials
accepted as feedstocks by plastics gasification facilities and
plastics pyrolysis facilities, rules establishing standards
for the management of feedstocks at plastics gasification
facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, and any other
rules, as may be necessary to implement and administer this
Section.
    (e) If permitting and construction for the pilot project
under subsection (b) has not commenced by July 1, 2025, this
Section is repealed.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
2020.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020