Illinois Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility permit rules: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 702; 35 IAC 703; Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/21(f); and ILCS 5/39 to 5/40.2

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Hazardous waste treatment facility fees: 415 ILCS 5/22.2, 415 ILCS 5/22.8, 35 IAC 855, and 35 IAC 856

Hazardous waste container requirements: 35 IAC 724.270 to 724.279 and 35 IAC 725.270 to 725.278 (interim status)

Hazardous waste tank requirements: 35 IAC 724.290 to 724.300 and 35 IAC 725.290 to 725.302 (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: 35 IAC 724.320 to 724.332 and 35 IAC 725.320 to 725.331 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: 35 IAC 724.370 to 724.383 and 35 IAC 725.370 to 725.382 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: 35 IAC 724.440 to 724.451 and 35 IAC 725.440 to 725.452 (interim status)

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment interim-status facility rules: 35 IAC 725.500 to 725.506

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: 35 IAC 725.470 to 725.483

On-site treatment rules for generators: 35 IAC 722

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of November 19, 2018, which includes standards that allow generators to treat hazardous waste on-site. The state has additional and more stringent requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permits. In ...

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