Illinois Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/7.1 et seq. as amended by Public Act 92-0554

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State Response Action Program (SRAP): 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 741

Hazardous substance response: 35 IAC 750.401 to 750.486

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Remediation Management Federal Site Remediation Section (FSRS)

IEPA Bureau of Land Division of Remediation Management Remedial Project Management Section (RPMS)

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Superfund Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has established its own cleanup programs for the investigation and cleanup of hazardous substance sites, including the State Response Action Program (SRAP) and the Site Remediation Program (SRP). Unlike the federal Superfund rules, the programs also apply to releases of pesticides, which are not classified as hazardous substances under federal law. The state cleanup rules are in addition to the federal Superfund rules.

The brownfields program in Illinois, the SRP, assists in the voluntary cleanup of sites in which there is a release, threatened release, or suspected release of hazardous substances, pesticides, or petroleum. SRP also provides incentives for the voluntary cleanup of abandoned or underused property within the state. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for additional information.

Illinois also offers the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Fund to help tank owners and operators pay for cleaning up leaks from petroleum USTs. See ...

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