Illinois Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste exports and imports: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 722.152 to 722.160

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has incorporated the federal rules for exporting hazardous waste to a foreign country and the rules for importing hazardous waste from outside the United States with additional notification and annual reporting requirements. All hazardous waste exporters are required to send copies of annual and exception reports to both EPA and IEPA.

Illinois has adopted the federal regulations for hazardous waste transporters. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.

Required by both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and EPA, the manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation. As of September 5, 2006, EPA required Illinois (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest—the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Illinois has adopted by reference the new federal manifest rules, with an additional state requirement concerning a generator's distribution of manifest copies. See the state section MANIFESTS for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that ...

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