Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Air Division of Air Pollution Control
IEPA Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Applicable sources in Illinois must follow the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, IEPA has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, as well as visible emissions and odor. IEPA has established standards based on the location of the fugitive emissions sources and the attainment status of the area where the sources are located.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Air Pollution Control is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions regulations. IEPA's Division of Land Pollution Control oversees the regulation of hazardous waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities.