Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) adopts by reference the federal requirements for managing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) with additional state requirements concerning detection of PCBs at solid waste landfills, land disposal restrictions (LDRs) for liquid hazardous waste containing PCBs, land application of sludge containing PCBs, manifests, and annual reports. See the national section PCB MANAGEMENT for federal PCB requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
• Administration and enforcement. The EPA administers and enforces the federal rules for PCB disposal and storage in Illinois. The IEPA administers and enforces the Illinois regulations for management of PCB-containing wastes that are special wastes or solid wastes.
SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS
35 IAC 811.323
Inspections. In addition to the federal rules that require municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) to inspect incoming loads for PCB wastes, Illinois requires an inspector ...