Illinois Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Containers: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 724.270 to 724.279 and 35 IAC 725.270 to 725.278 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tanks: 35 IAC 724.290 to 724.300 and 35 IAC 725.290 to 725.302 (interim status)

Surface impoundments: 35 IAC 724.320 to 724.332 and 35 IAC 725.320 to 725.331 (interim status)

Containment buildings: 35 IAC 724.1100 to 724.1102 and 35 IAC 725.1100 to 725.1102 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage facility fees: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/22.8, 35 IAC 855, and 35 IAC 856

On-site storage rules for generators: 35 IAC 722.

Large quantity generators (LQGs): 35 IAC 722.117

Small quantity generators (SQGs): 35 IAC 722.116

Satellite accumulation requirements: 35 IAC 722.115

Permitted storage facilities:

Storage tank variances: 35 IAC 724.293(h)

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 follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Illinois as of November 19, 2018. The state has more stringent hazardous waste storage rules that are in connection with secondary containment variances for permitted hazardous waste storage tanks, permit requirements, and fees payable by owners and operators of permitted and interim-status hazardous waste storage facilities.

Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) Division of Land Pollution Control ...

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