Illinois Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 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)

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 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.

State Requirements

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT VARIANCE

35 IAC 724.293(h)

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.

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements