Illinois Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 721.101 to 721.989 and Appendices and Tables

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Cathode-ray tube (CRT) solid waste exemption:

Export of used, broken CRTs: 35 IAC 721.139(a)(5)

Export of used, intact CRTs: 35 IAC 721.141

Contained-in policy: 35 IAC 721.103(f)

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control Waste Reduction and Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois follows the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the 2015 federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for hazardous waste secondary materials (effective at the federal level in July 2015), the federal conditional exclusions from the definition of solid waste for cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities. Illinois adds notification requirements for exports of CRTs.

Administration and enforcement. The hazardous waste determination rules in Illinois are administered and enforced by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) Hazardous Waste Management Program.

State Requirements


Export of Used, Broken CRTs

35 IAC 721.139(a)(5)

As under the federal rules, exporters of used, broken CRTs must notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of an intended export before the CRTs are scheduled to leave ...

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