Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 4-4-30-5; IC 6-3.1-28-3; IC 8-1-8.8-2.

Synopsis: Coal bed methane. Requires the center for coal technology research to investigate the use and reuse of coal bed methane. Provides that a facility located in Indiana may receive the ethanol production tax credit, and deletes a requirement in current law regarding the ethanol production capacity of the facility. Allows the utility regulatory commission to provide financial incentives for certain clean coal and energy projects involving coal bed methane.

Effective: January 1, 2004 (retroactive); July 1, 2004.


    January 15, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.


Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning utilities and transportation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-4-30-5; (04)IN1224.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-4-30-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.171-2003, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 5. The center for coal technology research is established to perform the following duties:
        (1) Develop technologies that can use Indiana coal in an environmentally and economically sound manner.
        (2) Investigate the reuse of clean coal technology byproducts, including fly ash and coal bed methane.
        (3) Generate innovative research in the field of coal use.
        (4) Develop new, efficient, and economical sorbents for effective control of emissions.
        (5) Investigate ways to increase coal combustion efficiency.
        (6) Develop materials that withstand higher combustion temperatures.
        (7) Carry out any other matter concerning coal technology research, including public education, as determined by the center.
        (8) Administer the Indiana coal research grant fund under

IC 4-23-5.5-16.
         (9) Investigate the use of coal bed methane in the production of renewable or alternative fuels and renewable energy sources.

SOURCE: IC 6-3.1-28-3; (04)IN1224.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 6-3.1-28-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.224-2003, SECTION 200, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2004 (RETROACTIVE)]: Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "facility" refers to a facility for the production of ethanol that satisfies all the following:
        (1) The facility is located in Indiana.
        (2) The facility has a capacity to produce at least forty million (40,000,000) gallons of ethanol a year.
        (3) The facility, after December 31, 2003, increased its ethanol production capacity by at least forty million (40,000,000) gallons a year.
SOURCE: IC 8-1-8.8-2; (04)IN1224.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 8-1-8.8-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.159-2002, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "clean coal and energy projects" means any of the following:
        (1) Any of the following projects:
            (A) Projects at new energy generating facilities that employ the use of clean coal technology and that are fueled primarily by coal or gases, derived from coal from the geological formation known as the Illinois Basin.
            (B) Projects to provide advanced technologies that reduce regulated air emissions from existing energy generating plants that are fueled primarily by coal or gases from coal from the geologic formation known as the Illinois Basin, such as flue gas desulfurization and selective catalytic reduction equipment.
            (C) Projects to provide electric transmission facilities to serve a new energy generating facility.
        (2) Projects to develop alternative energy sources, including renewable energy projects.
        (3) The purchase of fuels produced by a coal gasification facility.
         (4) Projects described in subdivisions (1) through (3) that use coal bed methane.
SOURCE: ; (04)IN1224.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.