Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Water
Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
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 is fully authorized to administer general permits and individual permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for animal feeding operations and generally follows the federal concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) permitting requirements. See the national section AG WASTE for a review of the federal permit rules.
The Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act (LMFA) includes requirements for the design and construction of waste handling facilities, the training and certification of livestock facility operators, the development and implementation of waste management plans, and setback ...