Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land
IEPA Bureau of Air
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 established emissions standards for numerous types of boilers and industrial furnaces (BIFs). In addition, federal rules governing the combustion of hazardous waste in BIFs have been promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act. Applicable BIFs must comply with the RCRA standards and the source-specific NESHAP, also known as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard, for hazardous waste combustors. Illinois has adopted standards to comply with RCRA requirements. For further information, see the national section BOILERS AND INDUSTRIAL FURNACES.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Bureau of Land administers and enforces the BIF rules in Illinois. IEPA's Bureau of Air and the EPA share ...