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Title:Electric Vehicle Permitting Task Force
Contact Name:Environmental Protection Agency
Function:The Electric Vehicle Permitting Task Force shall identify existing and potential challenges faced by the electric vehicle industry with respect to the process for obtaining necessary permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation and potential solutions; Conduct an assessment of State permitting fees, including those necessary for electric vehicle investment in Illinois and the revenue generated by those fees; Assess the permitting needs of the electric vehicle industry, including electric vehicle manufacturers, electric vehicle power supply equipment manufacturers, and electric vehicle component parts manufacturers; Recommend changes to expedite permitting processes to support the rapif growth of the electric vehicle businesses locating or relocating in Illinois; Analyze anticipated staffing needs across State agencies to support expedited permitting efforts; Recommend adjustments to the fee structure for state permits, including those permits necessary for electric vehicle investment in Illinois, that will support increased staffing at state agencies; Consider the impact of State and local permitting issues on electric vehicle charging station deployments and make recommendations on best practices to streamline permitting related to electric vehicle charging stations; and Recommend legislative and regulatory actions that are necessary to support changes to permitting processes.
Term:The Task Force shall be dissolved upon the filing of its report. This Section is repealed on December 31, 2022.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:The Director of the Environmental Protection Agency or his or her designee; the Director of Natural Resources or his or her designee; the Secretary of Transportation or their designee; 8 members appointed by the Governor as follows: 1)One member of a statewide organization representing manufacturers; 2) One member of a statewide organization representing business interests; 3) One member representing an environmental justice organization; 4) One member representing a statewide environmental advocacy organization; 5) One member representing the electric vehicle industry; 6) One member representing the waste management industry; 7) One member of a statewide organization representing agricultural interests, and; 8) One member representing a labor organization
Authority:415 ILCS 5/52.10

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Callahan, ColleenStatuteMemberDirector of Natural Resources or their designee
Cicinelli, Sam1/28/2022GovernorMemberMember representing a labor organization
Disbrow, Lisa3/9/2022GovernorMemberMember representing the waste management industry
Griffith, Donovan1/28/2022GovernorMemberMember of a statewide organization representing manufacturers
Kim, John J.StatuteMemberDirector of Environmental Protection Agency or deginee
Laird, Alec1/28/2022GovernorMemberMember of a statewide organization representing business interests
Osman, OmerStatuteMemberSecretary of Transportation or their designee
Perkins, Vanessa1/28/2022GovernorMemberMember representing a statewide environmental advocacy organization
Pino, Juliana2/16/2022GovernorMemberMember representing an environmental justice organization
Reynolds, Kristopher1/28/2022GovernorMemberMember of a statewide organization representing agricultural interests
Siron, Jessica1/28/2022GovernorMemberMember representing the electric vehicle industry