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Illinois Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Illinois Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: 430 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 100/1 to 100/19

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Illinois Chemical Safety Act: 430 ILCS 45/1 to 45/12

Illinois Environmental Protection Act: 415 ILCS 5/25d-1 to 5/25d-10 and regulations at 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 1600.100 to 1600.340

Toxic chemical reporting: 415 ILCS 5/25b-1 to 5/25b-6

Hazardous chemical reporting: 29 IAC 620.10 to 620.240

MSDS and chemical lists: 29 IAC 620.210 and 29 IAC 620.220

Chemical inventory: 29 IAC 620.230 and 29 IAC 620.240

Toxic release inventory (TRI): 45 ILCS 5/25b-2

Penalties: 415 ILCS 5/42 and 430 ILCS 100/18

Assistance program: 430 ILCS 45/9

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

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

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local police and fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements with additional reporting procedures. For information on federal reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) requires that the emergency planning notification, material safety data sheet (MSDS) reporting, and chemical inventory information be submitted by using IEMA's Tier 2 online filing system. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting under EPCRA Section 313 follows federal rules with TRI reporting forms sent to both ...


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