Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...