Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Land Bureau Leaking Underground Storage Tank Section
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois generally follows the federal reportable quantity regulations for petroleum products, and has established specific reporting requirements for petroleum releases. See the state sections UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS and ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS and RELEASE NOTIFICATION for additional guidance.
The state's definition of "oil," as related to oil spills, is defined as oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed with waste other than dredged spoil. However, the definition does not include petroleum, including crude oil or any fraction of crude oil that is specifically listed or designated as a hazardous substance under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act subject to the provision of that Act.
• Administration and enforcement. IEMA must be notified in the event of a petroleum release.
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Immediate telephone notification to IEMA, the applicable local emergency ...