Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste law and rules: Environmental Protection Act, 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (ILCS) 5/1 et seq. and regulations at 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 702 to 750, 35 IAC 855 and 35 IAC 856
Nonhazardous (solid) waste law and rules: Environmental Protection Act, 415 ILCS 5/1 et seq., Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, 415 ILCS 20/1 to 20/8, Local Solid Waste Disposal Act, 415 ILCS 10/1 to 10/6, Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act, 415 ILCS 15/1 to 15/12, and regulations at 35 IAC 807 to 848, and 35 IAC 857 to 871
Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: 415 ILCS 5/7.1 to 5/57.17 and regulations at 35 IAC 731 to 734, and 41 IAC 172 to 176
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land
Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety
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. Illinois's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules, as well as more-stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Illinois has received RCRA authorization from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, ...