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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control
Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois has adopted the federal hazardous waste tank rules, including the organic air emissions standards, and has added requirements for obtaining a variance from the secondary containment requirements. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks for hazardous waste storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) Bureau of Land administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in Illinois. The Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) reviews requests for variances from tank secondary containment requirements.
Owners and operators of hazardous waste tanks must submit secondary containment variances to the IPCB.
The variance request must include all the federally required documents described in the national section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS, plus the petitioner's Part B application in compliance with 35 IAC 703.202.