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Illinois Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Act, 410 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 525/1 to 525/14

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Hazardous substance definition: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 750.105

Exclusions: 35 IAC 750.105

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Gasoline Storage Act, 430 ILCS 15/3.5 and 41 IAC 175.620

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land

Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)

Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois created the Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Act to facilitate research on the relationships between hazardous substances and public health issues. Information contained in the Registry is available to the public and to other state agencies wishing to conduct research on these issues.

Illinois governs aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under the state fire code administered by the state fire marshal and under regulations promulgated by IEPA. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Illinois.

Facilities must spray storage piles containing uncontrolled fugitive particulate emissions with the potential to emit. For guidance on hazardous air pollutants, see the state sections AIR (REGULATORY OVERVIEW), AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS, and FUGITIVE EMISSIONS.

Illinois follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS to review these standards.

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