Illinois Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Small quantity generator and large quantity generator (LQG) responsibilities: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 722 and Appendix A

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Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) responsibilities: 35 IAC 721.105

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 Waste Reduction and Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Management Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with some more stringent provisions concerning where conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) may dispose of their hazardous waste. The state has added its own rules for annual reports, manifests, special wastes, and on-site disposal fees and reports. Refer to the national section GENERATORS for information on the federal generator requirements.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Waste Reduction and Compliance Section administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in Illinois.

State Requirements


35 IAC 721.105

Although the Illinois rules for CESQGs parallel the federal rules, the state notes in its CESQG regulation that the Illinois rules do not allow CESQG hazardous waste to be disposed of in a landfill not specifically permitted to accept the particular hazardous waste (35 IAC ...

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