Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force
Board and Commission Details
Recycling Task Force shall meet at the call of the Chair at least quarterly to fulfill its duties under this Act.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
The REC Recycling Task Force shall have the following duties: (1) Investigate options for recycling and other end of life management methods for renewable energy generation components and energy storage devices in accordance with State and federal requirements. (2) Identify preferred methods to safely and responsibly manage end of life renewable energy generating components and energy storage devices, including the reuse or refurbishment. (3) Consider the economic and environmental costs and benefits associated with each method of recycling or end of life management identified. (4) Project the economically productive life cycle of various types of renewable energy generating equipment and energy storage systems currently in use or planned for development in this State and model the impact that may be expected to the State's landfill capacity if landfill disposal is permitted for all such equipment and storage systems at end of life. (5) Survey federal and other states' and countries' regulatory requirements relating to the end of life management, decommissioning, and financial assurance requirements for owners, operators, developers, and manufacturers of renewable energy generation components and energy storage systems. (6) Identify infrastructure that may be needed to develop a practical, effective, and cost-efficient means to collect and transport end of life renewable generation components and energy storage systems in State for reuse, refurbishment, recycling, or disposal. (7) Receive stakeholder engagement and feedback on various recycling and end of life management proposals for renewable energy generation components and energy storage systems. (8) Develop recommendations for legislative, administrative, or private sector action to implement recycling and end of life management for renewable energy generation components and energy storage systems. (9) Consider the benefits of prohibiting a person from mixing renewable energy generation components and energy storage. (10) Consider the benefits of prohibiting a person from disposing of renewable energy generation components and energy storage systems in a sanitary landfill.
Serve without compensation but the Task Force may, within the limits of any funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it, reimburse its members for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their Task Force duties
(1) The Director of the Environmental Protection Agency or his or her designee; (2) The Chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission or his or her designee; (3) The Director of the Illinois Power Agency or his or her designee; (4) Four members appointed by the Governor, including one representing a solid waste disposal organization, one representing a renewable energy organization, and one representing an environmental advocacy organization; (5) Two members appointed by the President of the Senate; (6) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; (7) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and (8) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
20 ILCS 4118/15
|Name||Member Expiration||Member Since||Affiliation||Appointed By||Position||Title||County|
|Vacant||Statute||Member||Director of the Environmental Protection Agency or desgnee|
|Vacant||Statute||Member||Chair of the Illinois Commerce Comission or designee|
|Vacant||Statute||Member||Director of the Illinois Power Agency or designee|
|Vacant||Governor||Member||Representing a solid waste disposal organization|
|Vacant||Governor||Member||Representing a renewable energy organization|
|Vacant||Governor||Member||Representing an environmental advocacy organization|
|Vacant||Senate Minority Leader||Member|
|Jablonski, Adam||08/09/2022||Senate Minority Leader||Member|
|Ammons, Rep. Carol||05/01/2023||Speaker of the House||Member|
|Ness, Rep. Suzanne||05/01/2023||Speaker of the House||Member|
|Pausma, John||07/15/2022||Minority Leader of the House||Member|
|Vacant||Minority Leader of the House||Member|