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
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 rules for surface impoundments. In addition, facilities with surface impoundments must comply with the state's disposal prohibitions, recordkeeping requirements, permit requirements, and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Illinois, including the organic air emissions standards for surface impoundments.
415 ILCS 5/21(l)
Illinois prohibits any hazardous waste disposal site from being located within specified distances of shafts or tunneled mines, active faults, or existing private wells or public water supplies.
35 IAC 855.203
All hazardous waste surface impoundment owners ...