Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control Waste Reduction and Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Management Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois follows the federal closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and has adopted the federal post-closure rules for TSDFs. The state also follows the federal provisions that allow unpermitted facilities to obtain enforceable documents in lieu of a post-closure permit (35 IAC 725.221).
In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Illinois follows the federal facility-specific rules.
• Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) Bureau of Land administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure ...