Bill Text: IL HB3068 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act. Provides that it is the policy of the State to establish a comprehensive statewide program for solid waste management which will preserve or enhance the quality of air, water, and land resources. Modifies the State preferences for solid waste management. Provides that the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois shall publish, on or before December 1, 2020, a statewide Illinois Resource Management Plan and shall update the plan every 5 years. Includes State and local requirements for the Plan.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-12 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0074 [HB3068 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB3068-Chaptered.html



Public Act 101-0074
HB3068 EnrolledLRB101 10128 CPF 55231 b
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act is
amended by adding Section 4.5 as follows:
(415 ILCS 15/4.5 new)
Sec. 4.5. Statewide Materials Management Advisory
Committee; Report.
(a) The Statewide Materials Management Advisory Committee
is hereby created.
(b) The Advisory Committee shall:
(1) investigate and provide recommendations for
expanding waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and
composting in Illinois in a manner that protects the
environment, as well as public health and safety, and
promotes economic development;
(2) investigate and provide recommendations for the
form and contents of county waste management plans adopted
under this Act; and
(3) prepare a report as required under Section 4.6 of
this Act.
(c) The Advisory Committee shall be composed of the
following:
(1) The Director of the Agency, or his or her designee,
who shall serve as an ex officio and nonvoting member.
(2) 25 voting members appointed by the Director of the
Agency, as follows:
(A) one member representing a municipality with a
population of more than 1,000,000;
(B) one member representing a county with a
population of more than 1,000,000;
(C) two members representing counties with a
population of at least 200,000 but not more than
1,000,000;
(D) two members representing counties with a
population of at least 85,000 but not more than
200,000;
(E) two members representing counties with a
population of less than 85,000;
(F) two members representing the solid waste
management industry;
(G) two members representing the recycling
industry;
(H) two members representing providers of general
construction and demolition debris recycling services;
(I) two members representing environmental
interest groups;
(J) two members representing manufacturers in the
State;
(K) two members representing retailers in the
State;
(L) two members representing producers of compost;
and
(M) three members representing producers of end
products generated through recycling.
(d) The Director of the Agency shall appoint all members of
the Advisory Committee by no later than January 1, 2020.
(e) The initial meeting of the Advisory Committee shall be
convened by the Director of the Agency, or his or her designee,
no later than March 1, 2020. At the initial meeting, the voting
members shall select co-chairs. Subsequent meetings shall
convene at the call of the co-chairs.
(f) A simple majority of those appointed shall constitute a
quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of those present and
voting shall be necessary for Advisory Committee action.
(g) Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no
compensation for their services.
(h) The Agency shall provide administrative assistance and
technical support to the Advisory Committee. The Agency may
obtain assistance from outside experts to assist in preparation
of the Plan. Funding for the Plan and assistance from outside
experts shall be obtained from the Solid Waste Management Fund.
(i) On or before July 1, 2021, the Advisory Committee shall
prepare and submit a report to the General Assembly summarizing
its work.
(j) The report shall include, at a minimum, the following
information:
(1) an estimate of the amount and composition of waste
generated annually in Illinois with 2018 as the base year;
(2) an estimate of the amount of waste disposed of
annually in Illinois with 2018 as the base year;
(3) an estimate of the amount of material diverted from
landfills annually in Illinois with 2018 as the base year;
(4) an analysis of the markets available for materials
diverted from Illinois landfills;
(5) recommended materials in the municipal waste
stream that could be targeted to maximize waste diversion;
(6) recommended actions that could be taken to increase
landfill diversion rates and the costs associated with
those actions;
(7) recommended education and public outreach programs
that could maximize waste diversion;
(8) recommended diversion rates that are achievable by
2025, 2030, and 2035; and
(9) a database and map of permitted facilities,
including, but not limited to, landfills, garbage transfer
stations, landscape waste transfer stations, construction
and demolition debris recycling facilities, recycling
facilities, compost sites, and scrap metal recycling
facilities.
(k) In addition, the report shall also include, at a
minimum, the following recommendations for waste management
plans required under this Act:
(1) recommended elements for counties to include in
waste management plans required under this Act;
(2) a recommended standard methodology for counties to
use to determine the annual waste generation rate in the
county;
(3) a recommended standard methodology for counties to
use to determine the annual disposal rate in the county;
(4) a recommended standard methodology for counties to
use to determine the annual diversion rate in the county;
(5) recommended standard actions that can be taken by
counties to increase landfill diversion rates;
(6) recommended education and public outreach programs
that could maximize waste diversion within the county; and
(7) recommended standard content for waste management
plans required under this Act.
(l) The report may include a list of nonpermitted
facilities that are involved in waste disposal, materials
recycling, or composting.
(m) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2022.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.
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