Illinois Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 724.270 to 724.279 and 35 IAC 725.270 to 725.278 (interim status)

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Container management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): 35 IAC 722.115 and 35 IAC 722.117

Container management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): 35 IAC 722.115 and 35 IAC 722.116(b)

Empty container standards: 35 IAC 721.107

Federal organic air emissions standards: 35 IAC 724.930 to 724.990 and 35 IAC 725.930 to 725.990 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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 has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Illinois as of November 19, 2018, which includes standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site in containers. These container requirements include empty container standards and organic air emissions standards. There are no additional state requirements.

Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with the state's permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees that are in addition to the container requirements specified in the federal rules. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES.

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