Illinois Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container requirements: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 724.270 to 724.279 and 35 IAC 725.270 to 725.278 (interim status)

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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 Waste Reduction and Compliance Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois follows the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards and the organic air emissions standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the container requirements in Illinois.

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