Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois's recordkeeping regulations are stricter in some cases than the federal. See the Table in this section for state-specific environmental recordkeeping requirements.
Illinois does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector workplaces. Therefore, the federal rules govern workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). The state does have a federally approved safety and health regulatory program that governs public sector (government offices and operations) workplaces. The law's recordkeeping standards follow those of the federal OSH Act.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA and its various branches and programs are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the environmental recordkeeping rules in Illinois.