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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois follows the federal definitions for reportable releases, as explained in the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. In the event of a release, state and local authorities must be notified.
• Administration and enforcement. The IEMA administers and enforces the state's release notification rules. Some of the first responder authority has been delegated to LEPCs and local fire departments. The IEMA has the authority to investigate alleged violations and refer violations for prosecution to state IEPA authorities.