HB0266 - Illinois

Energy, Environmental Protection, Transport  

  • RECYCLING-WOOD COMBUSTION

    Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Specifies that the term "recyclable general construction debris" includes clean wood that is segregated from general construction or demolition debris and that is processed for use as fuel. Amends the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act. Provides that "recycling" includes "the combustion of wood or biomass fuel for energy recovery". Specifies that "the combustion of wood or other biomass fuel for energy recovery shall not be considered 'recycling' for grant or incentive programs administered by the Environmental Protection Agency." Imposes conditions on rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

    House Committee Amendment No. 1
    Deletes reference to:
    415 ILCS 20/2.1
    Adds reference to:
    415 ILCS 5/3.160was 415 ILCS 5/3.78 and 3.78a

    Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. In a Section concerning the duties of an owner or operator of a facility accepting exclusively construction or demolition debris, inserts provisions that (i) specify that recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel must be sorted within 48 hours, (ii) specify that all non-recyclable general construction or demolition debris that is neither recyclable general construction or demolition debris nor recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel must be transported off site for disposal, (iii) require the transport of certain materials within 45 days after their receipt by the facility. Defines "recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel" and "non-recyclable general construction or demolition debris". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Illinois
Last Update
10/24/2010
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