Illinois Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 724.190 to 724.201, and 35 IAC 724.650 to 724.655

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Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: 35 IAC 724.650 to 724.652, and 35 IAC 724.655

Temporary unit (TU) rules: 35 IAC 724.653

Staging pile rules: 35 IAC 724.654

Risk-based corrective action (RBCA) rules: 35 IAC 742

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control

IEPA Bureau of Land Division of Remediation

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 has adopted the federal corrective action regulations for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units, as well as the rules, revised by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. The state's adoption of the 2002 CAMU rules includes the less stringent federal provision at 35 IAC 724.655 regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Bureau of Land administers and enforces the corrective action and RBCA requirements in Illinois.

State Requirements


35 IAC 742

RBCA was originally designed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to address sites contaminated by petroleum from underground storage tanks (UST). RBCA is now used to address all types of contamination including brownfields, RCRA sites, and municipal solid waste sites.

Illinois implemented RBCA rules in 1997. To the extent that RBCA is consistent with the requirements of the ...

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