Comments: IL HB4790 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Compost-Amended Soil Construction Act. Provides that any State agency that undertakes a construction project that requires the use of offsite soil and that is located within 20 miles of any Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted compost facility shall request a separate bid for compost-amended soil for that project. Provides that the State agency shall consider whether compost-amended soil shall be used based upon the construction cost. Provides that the State agency shall incorporate compost-amended soil into a construction project if the State agency deems the use of compost-amended soil to be appropriate. Provides that, in the 2019 calendar year, the Department of Transportation shall conduct 2 pilot road construction demonstrations using compost-amended soil. Provides that within one year of substantial completion of both projects, the Department shall report to the General Assembly stating the immediate cost of construction, long term operational cost savings, and advantages and disadvantages of using compost-amended soil.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 45-13)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-19 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0951 [HB4790 Detail]

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