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Title:Mahomet Aquifer Council
Contact Name:Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Function:The Council shall: (1) review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding State laws, regulations, and procedures that relate to the Mahomet Aquifer; (2) review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the State's efforts to implement this Act that relate to the quality of the Mahomet Aquifer; (3) review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding current and potential contamination threats to the water quality of the Mahomet Aquifer; and (4) make recommendations relating to actions that might be taken to ensure the long-term protection of the Mahomet Aquifer.
Term:The term of membership in the Council shall be for 3 years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:The Council shall be composed of the following members: (1) one member of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate; (2) one member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (3) one member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; (4) one member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; (5) one member representing the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, appointed by the Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; (6) two members representing a national waste and recycling organization, appointed by the Governor; (7) one member representing a statewide environmental organization, appointed by the Governor; (8) three members representing a nonprofit consortium dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed by the Governor; (9) one member representing the Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, appointed by the Governor; (10) one member representing a statewide association representing the pipe trades, appointed by the Governor; (11) one member representing the State's largest general farm organization, appointed by the Governor; (12) one member representing a statewide trade association representing manufacturers, appointed by the Governor; (13) one member representing a community health care organization located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed by the Governor; (14) seven members representing local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer, appointed by the Governor; (15) one member representing a State labor organization that represents employees in the solid waste, recycling, and related industries, appointed by the Governor; and (16) one member representing a statewide business association with a focus on environmental issues, appointed by the Governor.
Chair:From among the Council's members, a chairperson shall be selected by majority vote and shall preside for a one-year term.
Authority:415 ILCS 55/5-5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Adams, Susan5/27/20255/27/2022GovernorRep. of a nonprofit consortium dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer
Ammons, Rep. Carol8/17/2021Speaker of the House
Bennett, Sen. Scorr1/11/20235/24/2022President of the Senate
Caukins, Rep. Dan9/14/2021Minority Leader of the House
Kelly, Walton Ross5/31/20255/31/2022GovernorRep. of Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lurkins, Lauren4/27/20254/27/2022GovernorRep. of the State's largest general farm organization
Palmer, Dave4/27/20254/27/2022GovernorRep. of a statewide business association with a focus on environmental issues
Rehn, Andrew3/24/20253/24/2022GovernorRep. of a statewide environmental organization
Rose, Sen. Chapin8/17/2021Minority Leader of the Senate
Smith, Jeff6/10/20256/10/2022GovernorRep. of a nonprofit consortium dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer
Stohr, Christopher3/30/20253/30/2022GovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
Twait, Richard M. 5/31/20255/31/2022GovernorRep. of a nonprofit consortium dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTDirector of the IEPA
VACANTGovernorRep. of a national waste and recycling organization
VACANTGovernorRep. of a national waste and recycling organization
VACANTGovernorRep. of a statewide association representing the pipe trades
VACANTGovernorRep. of a statewide trade association representing manufacturers
VACANTGovernorRep. of a community health care organization located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer
VACANTGovernorRep. of a State labor organization that represents employees in the solid waste, recycling, and related industries