Illinois Training regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Training: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Emissions Reduction Market System (ERMS): 35 IAC 205.620

Industrial boilers: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 217.166

Process heaters: 35 IAC 217.186

Lead paint abatement: 77 IAC 845.105

Medical waste: 35 IAC 1422.111

Pesticide applicator and operator certification: 8 IAC 250.80, 8 IAC 250.90, and 8 IAC 250.100

Solid waste facilities:

Putrescible and chemical waste landfills: 35 IAC 811.323(c)(3)

Landscape waste compost facilities: 35 IAC 830.210

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 41 IAC 176.600 to 176.660


Ag waste: 510 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 77/30

Drinking water: 77 IAC 900.45

Wastewater: 35 IAC 380.100 to 380.1025

Regulatory Agencies

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, ...

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