Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 5
Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA)
Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois has adopted training rules that are stricter than federal rules for concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) operators, lead paint abatement personnel, medical waste storage facilities, private pesticide applicators, and noncommunity public water system, public wastewater treatment system, certain solid waste facilities, and industrial waste treatment system operators. See the Table for more information concerning state-specific environmental training requirements.
For information on the federal requirements, see the national section TRAINING.
• Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) administers and enforces the state's training rules for CAFO operator certification, ...