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Illinois Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/1 et seq. (Environmental Protection Act), 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 702 to 750, 35 IAC 855, and 35 IAC 856

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules: 35 IAC 702 to 705, 415 ILCS 5/21.1, 415 ILCS 5/39 to 5/40.2

TSDF recordkeeping and fees: 415 ILCS 5/22, 415 ILCS 5/22.2, 415 ILCS 5/22.8, 35 IAC 855, and 35 IAC 856

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control Waste Reduction and Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Management Program

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's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); handlers of used oil; and handlers of universal wastes.

Illinois also has unique rules for facilities that treat, store, or dispose of "special wastes." There are no equivalent federal rules. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows IEPA to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's hazardous waste management ...


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