Illinois Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Inspection authority: Illinois Environmental Protection Act, Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/1

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Air emissions: ILCS 5/39.5, Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 35 IAC 215.123, 35 IAC 215.423, 35 IAC 215.432, 35 IAC 215.512, 35 IAC 215.609, 35 IAC 215.628, 35 IAC 218.123, 35 IAC 218.127, 35 IAC 218.423, 35 IAC 218.434, 35 IAC 218.628, 35 IAC 219.123, 35 IAC 219.127, 35 IAC 219.423, 35 IAC 219.434, and 35 IAC 219.628

Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) inspection authority and workplace safety and health rules: ILCS 255/1 to 255/20

Hazardous waste:

All facilities: 415 ILCS 5/4

Transporters: 35 IAC 809.920

Medical waste:

Hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs): 35 IAC 229.162


Agrichemical facilities: 8 IAC 255.130

Solid waste:

Liquid oil field waste transporters: 62 IAC 240.910

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): 35 IAC 811.323

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 41 IAC 175.320, 41 IAC 176.655, 41 IAC 175.710, 41 IAC 175.810, and 41 IAC 176.650


Ag waste: 35 IAC 501.406

Drinking water: 35 IAC 611.107, 35 IAC 611.232, and 35 IAC 652.114

Wastewater: 35 IAC 309.147

Sewers: 35 IAC 174.501

Workplace safety: Safety Inspection and Education Act, 820 ILCS 220/.01 et seq.

Hazardous materials motor carriers: 92 IAC 396.2010

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH)

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Mines and Minerals

Illinois State Police

Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) Safety Inspection and Education Division

Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


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