Illinois Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/20 to 5/22

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Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 430 ILCS 30

Hazardous waste transporters:

Special waste hauling permit: 35 (Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 809.201, 35 IAC 809.202, and 35 IAC 809.1001

General operating requirements: 35 IAC 723.110, 35 IAC 723.111, and 35 IAC 723.120

Hazardous waste discharges: 35 IAC 723.130 and 35 IAC 723.131

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. All transporters, including hazardous waste transporters, operating in Illinois must obtain an Illinois Special Waste Hauler permit.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA administers and enforces the hazardous waste transporter rules in Illinois.

State Requirements


Special Waste Hauling Permit

35 IAC 809.201, 35 IAC 809.202, and 35 IAC 809.1001

No one may haul or otherwise transport any special waste (including hazardous waste) generated within Illinois or any special waste to be disposed of, stored, or treated within Illinois without a current, valid special waste hauling permit issued by the IEPA. These regulations do not apply to on-site transportation of special waste by generators or by owners or operators of permitted special waste management facilities. See the state section SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information concerning special waste transporter hauling permits.

A transporter who previously obtained a uniform permit is not ...

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