Ill. Admin. Code tit. 32, § 130.20 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

The following definitions are applicable to this Part:

"Act" means the Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program Act [20 ILCS 689 ].

"Award Value Criteria" means the criteria established by the Department in Section 130.90 in order to determine appropriate grant award levels.

"Biodiesel" means a renewable diesel fuel derived from biomass that is intended for use in diesel engines (Section 10 of the Act).

"Biodiesel blend" means a blend of biodiesel with petroleum-based diesel fuel in which the resultant product contains no less than 1% and no more than 99% biodiesel (Section 10 of the Act).

"Biofuels" means either ethanol or biodiesel.

"Biomass" means non-fossil organic materials that have an intrinsic energy content. "Biomass" includes, but is not limited to, soybean oil, vegetable oils, and ethanol. (Section 10 of the Act)

"Cooperative" means a business that is established, financed, operated and owned by individuals for the purpose of providing additional value to their agricultural products.

"Department" means the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

"Diesel Fuel" means any product intended for use or offered for sale as a fuel for engines in which the fuel is injected into the combustion chamber and ignited by pressure without electric spark (Section 10 of the Act).

"Director" means the Director of the Department.

"Ethanol" means a product produced from agricultural commodities or by-products used as a fuel or to be blended with other fuels for use in motor vehicles (Section 10 of the Act).

"Fuel" means fuel as defined in Section 1.19 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law [35 ILCS 505/1.19 ] (Section 10 of the Act).

"Gasohol" means motor fuel that is no more than 90% gasoline and at least 10% denatured ethanol that contains no more than 1.25 % water by weight (Section 10 of the Act).

"Gasoline" means all products commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline (including casing head and absorption or natural gasoline) (Section 10 of the Act).

"Illinois Agricultural Product" means any agricultural commodity grown in Illinois that is used by a production facility to produce renewable fuel in Illinois, including, but not limited to, corn, barley, and soybeans (Section 10 of the Act).

"Labor Organization"means any organization or regional body or group of local unions:

in which building and construction industry trades, crafts, or labor employees, or all or any of these, participate; and

that represents building and construction industry trades, crafts, or labor employees, or any or all of these; and

that existsfor the purpose,in whole or in part, of negotiating with the employersof building and construction industry trades, crafts, or labor employees, or any orall of these, terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to:wages, hours of work, overtime provisions, fringe benefits, and the settlement ofgrievances; and

that participate in apprenticeship and training approved and registered with the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, in the State of Illinois. (Section 10 of the Act)

"Majority Blended Ethanol Fuel" means motor fuel that contains no less than 70% and no more than 90% denatured ethanol and no less than 10% and no more than 30% gasoline (Section 10 of the Act).

"Motor Vehicles" means motor vehicles as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code [625 ILCS 5 ] and watercraft propelled by an internal combustion engine (Section 10 of the Act).

"Owner" means any individual, sole proprietorship, limited partnership, co-partnership, joint venture, corporation, cooperative, or other legal entity that operates or will operate a plant located within the State of Illinois (Section 10 of the Act).

"Permanent Job" means a job in which a new employee works for the owner at the project at a rate of at least 35 hours per week and does not include construction jobs.

"Plant" means a production facility that produces a renewable fuel. "Plant" includes land, any building or other improvement on or to land, and any personal properties deemed necessary or suitable for use, whether or not now in existence, in the processing of fuel from agricultural commodities or by-products. (Section 10 of the Act)

"Plant Construction" means any new construction of a renewable fuels production plant with a minimum annual production capacity of 30 million gallons.

"Plant Expansion" means any modification, alteration or retrofitting of an existing plant, with a minimum annual renewable fuels production capacity of 30 million gallons, that will result in an increased renewable fuels production capacity, yield or efficiency.

"Project" means a plant construction or plant expansion project that is funded under the program. Over a period of time, separated by a reasonable period, multiple "projects" could occur at one facility; for instance, an initial plant construction project followed by a plant expansion project at the same facility.

"Program" means the Renewable Fuels Development Program.

"Renewable fuel" means ethanol, gasohol, majority blended ethanol fuel, biodiesel blend fuel, and biodiesel (Section 10 of the Act).

"Rural County" means a county in the State of Illinois designated as a non-Metropolitan Statistical Area by the United States Office of Management and Budget. A rural county has a population of less than 50,000.

"State" means the State of Illinois.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 32, § 130.20

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