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 722.134

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 Waste Reduction and Compliance Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Although Illinois has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators, the state has added several more stringent regulations. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules are in connection with secondary containment variances for hazardous waste storage tanks, permit requirements, and fees payable by owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Illinois.

State Requirements


Storage Tank Variances

35 IAC 724.293(h)

Owners and operators of hazardous waste tanks seeking a variance from the secondary ...

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