Illinois PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) management: Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/3.475, 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 720.111(b), and 35 IAC 721.108

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Solid waste landfills: 35 IAC 811.323

Land disposal restrictions: 35 IAC 728.142

Sludge for land application: 35 IAC 391.402

Manifests: 415 ILCS 5/22.01, 35 IAC 809.103, and 35 IAC 809.501

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


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 ...

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