Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Illinois as of November 19, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. The state has not added additional contingency plan requirements for either LQGs or TSDFs.
• Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Illinois.