Illinois TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit application and permit modification rules: 415 Illinois Consolidated Statutes (ILCS) 5/21(l), 415 ILCS 5/39 to 5/40.2, and 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 702 to 705

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Remedial action plan (RAP) rules: 35 IAC 703.300 to 703.306

Standardized permits: 35 IAC 703.350 to 703.353

Permit modifications: 35 IAC 703.270 to 703.283 and 35 IAC 703 Appendix A

Permit approval procedures: 35 IAC 705

Facility location requirements: 35 IAC 703.184, 35 IAC 703.273, and 415 ILCS 5/21(l)

Local siting approval:

Location prohibition: 415 ILCS 5/21(l)

Applicability: 415 ILCS 5/39.2 and 415 ILCS 5/3.330

Local authority: 415 ILCS 5/39(c)

Approval process: 415 ILCS 5/39.2

Annual facility fees:

Hazardous waste fund fee: 415 ILCS 5/22 and 35 IAC 855.103

Hazardous waste management fee: 415 ILCS 5/22.8

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control Permit Section Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has adopted the federal permit rules, including those for remedial action plans (RAPs) and standardized permits, for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). IEPA also requires that new facilities receive siting approval on a local level before the Agency will grant a TSDF permit.

In addition, the state requires owners and operators of disposal and treatment facilities to pay an annual Hazardous Waste Fund fee (if their facility treats or disposes of waste) and an annual ...


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