Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...