Illinois Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generator standards: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 722

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Large quantity generator (LQG) standards: 35 IAC 722.101 to 722.113, 35 IAC 722.115, 35 IAC 722.117 to 722.143, 35 IAC 722.170, and 35 IAC 722 Subpart L

Small quantity generator (SQG) standards: 35 IAC 722.101 to 722.113, 35 IAC 722.115, 35 IAC 722.116, 35 IAC 722.118 to 722.144, 35 IAC 722.170, and 35 IAC 722.330 to 722.333

Very small quantity generator (VSQG) standards: 35 IAC 722.101 to 722.114, 35 IAC 722.170, and 35 IAC 722.330 to 722.333

Annual reports: 35 IAC 722.141

Special wastes: 35 IAC 808.121 and 35 IAC 808.123

Fees and quarterly waste summary report: 35 IAC 855.101, 35 IAC 855.203, 35 IAC 855.206, 35 IAC 855.210, and 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/22.2

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. There are additional annual report requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs), and very small quantity generators (VSQGs) have additional state disposal restrictions.

Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in Illinois.

State Requirements

ANNUAL REPORTS

35 IAC 722.141

In addition to the federal biennial reporting requirement, Illinois requires LQGs that ship hazardous waste off-site to submit annual reports to the IEPA by ...


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