Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control
IEPA Bureau of Land Division of Remediation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois has adopted the federal corrective action regulations for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units, as well as the rules, revised by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. The state's adoption of the 2002 CAMU rules includes the less stringent federal provision at 35 IAC 724.655 regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Bureau of Land administers and enforces the corrective action and RBCA requirements in Illinois.
35 IAC 742
RBCA was originally designed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to address sites contaminated by petroleum from underground storage tanks (UST). RBCA is now used to address all types of contamination including brownfields, RCRA sites, and municipal solid waste sites.
Illinois implemented RBCA rules in 1997. To the extent that RBCA is consistent with the requirements of the ...