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Title:Carbon Capture Task Force
Meeting Information:
No later than 60 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the advisory
committee shall hold its first meeting at the call of the
Executive Director of the Prairie Research Institute, at which
meeting the members shall select a chairperson from among
themselves. After its first meeting, the committee shall meet
at the call of the chairperson.
Contact Title:Prairie Research Institute
Function:The Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in consultation with an intergovernmental advisory committee, must file a report on the potential for carbon capture, utilization, and storage as a climate mitigation technology throughout Illinois with the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 31, 2022. The report shall provide an assessment of Illinois subsurface storage resources, a description of existing and selected subsurface storage projects, and best practices for carbon storage. Additionally, the report shall provide recommendations for policy and regulatory needs at the State level based on its findings, and shall, at a minimum, address all the following areas: (1) carbon capture, utilization, and storage current status and future storage resource potential in the State. Enhanced Oil Recovery shall remain outside the scope of this study; (2) procedures, standards, and safeguards for the storage of carbon dioxide; (3) permitting processes and the coordination with applicable federal law or regulatory commissions, including the Class VI injection well permitting process; (4) economic impact, job creation, and job retention from carbon capture, utilization, and storage that both protects the environment and supports short-term and long-term economic growth; (5) development of knowledge capacity of appropriate State agencies and stakeholders; (6) environmental justice and stakeholder issues related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage throughout the State; (7) leveraging federal policies and public-private partnerships for research, design, and development to benefit the State; (8) liability for the storage and monitoring maintenance of the carbon dioxide after the completion of a carbon capture, utilization, and storage project; (9) acquisition, ownership, and amalgamation of pore space for carbon capture, utilization, and storage; (10) methodologies to establish any necessary fees, costs, or offsets; and (11) any risks to health, safety, the environment, and property uses or values.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None.
Authority:110 ILCS 305/120

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bennett, Rep. ThomasMinority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTDirector of the Environmental Protection AgencyDirector; his or her designeeMember
VACANTDirector of Natural ResourcesDirector; his or her designeeMember
VACANTDirector of Commerce and Economic OpportunityDirector; his or her designeeMember
VACANTDirector of IEMADirector; his or her designeeMember
VACANTDirector of AgricultureDirector; his or her designeeMember
VACANTAttorney GeneralAttorney General; his or her designeeMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember of the SenateMember