Illinois Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive emissions: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 215 and 35 IAC 218

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Hazardous waste containers: 35 IAC 724.293

Livestock waste lagoons: 35 IAC 506.204

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 41 IAC 175.600 to 175.650

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has state-specific leak detection requirements for fugitive emissions; hazardous waste containers at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); certain livestock waste handling facilities; and release detection approval requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs).

Illinois's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements. Refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review Illinois's leak response and reporting requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The IEPA and the OSFM administer and enforce the leak detection rules in Illinois.

State Requirements


35 IAC 215 and 35 IAC 218

In order to control volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, the IEPA has established leak detection regulations for specific sources that vary on the basis of the location of the sources and the ozone attainment status of the area where the source is located. See the state section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS ...

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