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Record #: R2016-89   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 2/10/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Call for City of Chicago to participate in Illinois Department of Transportation performance-based asphalt paving specification pilot program
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Transportation
Attachments: 1. R2016-89.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE INCREASED USE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH SUSTAINABILITY ASPHALT PAVEMENTS FOR CITY OF CHICAGO
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

WHEREAS, during the December 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference a consensus was reached that "climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires the widest possible cooperation by all countries, and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response, with a view to accelerating the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions;" and

WHEREAS, sustainability has become, a guiding principal for agencies such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("U.S. EPA") arid Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions; and

WHEREAS, a 2013 study on asphalt pavements completed by the U.S. EPA reported that "[t]he greatest GHG emission reductions come from the largest percentage inclusion of both reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled shingles;" and

WHEREAS, it is the stated policy of the United State Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration ("FHWA") that "[rjecyclirfg and reuse can offer engineering, economic and environmental benefits" and "[r]ecycled materials should get first consideration in materials selection;" and

WHEREAS, it is the public policy of the State of Illinois to provide and maintain a healthful environment for the benefit of this and future generations; and

WHEREAS, the Illinois Department of Transportation is committed to incorporating green solutions for Illinois' multi-modal transportation system, utilizing sustainable design and construction techniques, including recyclable and environmentally friendly materials when possible; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Public Act 097-0314, "[i]n creating the mix designs used for construction and maintenance of State highways, it shall be the goal of the [Illinois] Department [of Trans...

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