Governing Law and Regulations
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
Local emergency planning committee (LEPC)
Local police and fire departments
| TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY 800-782-7860 (IN-STATE) 217-782-7860 NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER (NRC) 800-424-8802 |
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 definitions for reportable releases, as explained in the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. In the event of a release, state and local authorities have to be notified.
• Administration and enforcement. IEMA administers and enforces the state's release notification rules. Some of the first responder authority has been delegated to LEPCs and local fire departments. IEMA has the authority to investigate alleged violations and refer violations for prosecution to state IEPA authorities.
35 IAC 750.410
In the event of a release or substantial threat of a release of a reportable quantity of a hazardous substance, the owner or operator is required to ...