Illinois Pollution Prevention: What you need to know
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois's Pollution Prevention (P2) programs are voluntary.
• Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) enforces the federal pollution prevention rules in Illinois. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is a nonregulatory service organization affiliated with the University of Illinois's Prairie Research Institute that provides assistance to Illinois businesses and the public.
IEPA's Office of Pollution Prevention (OPP) offers facilities, small businesses, trade associations, local government facilities, environmental groups, and military installations the opportunity to help identify, research, and pilot P2 technologies and practices through a voluntary internship program. Under the program, an intern student will spend the portion of a summer working as a temporary full-time employee at a sponsoring facility to assist in reaching P2 goals. According to the IEPA, companies may gain overhead cost savings due to increased energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the program.
ISTC has technical assistance engineers that can help businesses and organizations reduce all types of solid waste as well as toxic releases into the air or water. Industrial sectors served by WMRC include:
- Metal forming
- Metal finishing
- Plastics manufacturing
- Metal casting
- Printed wiring boards
- Food processing
- Chemical manufacturing
- Military facilities
- Service-oriented businesses
Services normally begin with a free assessment to promote approaches and set priorities to address issues. Some recommended practices call for only fundamental reviews of, and changes ...
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Illinois Pollution Prevention Resources
Pollution Prevention Products
Easy EHS Plan - Stormwater Pollution Prevention for Industrial Facilities
Customizable written plan providees your organization with the SWPP tools to reduce contaminants contained in its stormwater discharges and to comply with the requirements of overseeing agencies. Includes MSGP-2008
Click 'n Train: Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Complete PowerPoint training meeting makes it easy to deliver Stormwater Pollution Prevention training (covers MSGP-2008). This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint slides, handouts, and quizzes."
EHS Compliance Focus: EPA’s Stormwater MSGP: What You Need to Know Now
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2008 Multi-sector General Permit (MSGP). The MSGP–2008 replaces the MSGP–2000, which expired in October 2005, and authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with industrial activities.
Stormwater Management for Industrial Activities: Special Report - Download
This downloadable practical report includes stormwater regulations, associated laws and programs, best management practices, and what's happening in the states. A sample Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is outlined. Download now."
Industrial Stormwater Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Industrial Stormwater: How To Manage and Comply with Your SWPP Plan""