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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.
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 ...