Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
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 rules that require the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) if the proposed activity is on federal land in Illinois, is eligible for federal funding, or would have a significant effect on the environment. Illinois does not have state requirements for an EIS. However, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) may require a state environmental review for projects funded by the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (WPCRF).
• Administration and enforcement. The appropriate state agency authorizing the activity enforces the requirements for an EIS in Illinois. IEPA administers the WPCRF and the associated environmental reviews.
IEPA provides low interest loans for wastewater facilities with funds from the WPCRF. The WPCRF is capitalized with federal funds authorized under the Clean Water Act in addition to a mandatory 20 percent state match.
The loans are provided to eligible local government agencies for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities and other eligible pollution control projects. Each loan applicant must provide IEPA with a complete facility plan, and IEPA must determine if the project requires an ...