Illinois Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 724.290 to 724.300 and 35 IAC 725.290 to 725.302 (interim status)

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Secondary containment variance: 35 IAC 724.293(h)

Organic air emissions standards: 35 IAC 724.930 to 724.990 and 35 IAC 725.930 to 725.990 (interim status)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): 35 IAC 722.117(a) and 35 IAC 722.117 (c)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): 35 IAC 722.116(b)

Regulatory Agencies

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 follows the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. The state has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Illinois as of November 19, 2018, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks. 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) Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in Illinois. The Illinois Pollution Control Board ...

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Illinois Hazardous Waste Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists TSDF Tank System Inspection Form (EQP 5192)
Forms Daily Tank Inspection Log
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