Illinois Emergency Planning and Response: 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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Emergency planning:

Chemical contingency plan: Illinois Chemical Safety Act, 430 ILCS 45/1 to 45/12 and regulations at 29 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 610.10 to 610.50

Local emergency plan: 29 IAC 620.80

Emergency response:

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 35 IAC 724.130 to 724.137

Hazardous substances: 29 IAC 430.10 to 430.80

UST operator training: 41 IAC 176.600 to 176.660

Regulatory Agencies

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

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Local emergency planning committee (LEPC)

Local police and fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

TO REPORT AN EMERGENCYIEMA: 800-782-7860 (24 hours/in-state)217-782-7860 (24 hours)National Response Center (NRC): 800-424-8802 (24 hours)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) with additional requirements for facility and local planning, and response requirements for TSDFs and UST facilities. See the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for more information. In addition, the Illinois Chemical Safety Act requires businesses to prepare a written Chemical Contingency Safety Plan.

Illinois generally follows the federal reportable quantity regulations for petroleum products and has established specific reporting requirements for petroleum releases. See the state section OIL SPILLS

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State Requirements

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