Illinois Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 739.100 to 739.182

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Transporter special waste identification (ID) number: 35 IAC 739.142

Tracking: 35 IAC 739.146(a)(6), 35 IAC 739.156(a)(7), 35 IAC 739.165(a)(7), and 35 IAC 739.174(a)(7)

Dust suppressant prohibition: 35 IAC 739.182

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control Waste Reduction and Compliance Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois follows the federal used oil management standards with one additional requirement for transporters and one variation on the rule regarding used oil as a dust suppressant.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces the used oil management rules in Illinois.

State Requirements


35 IAC 739.142

Transporters. As under the federal rules, used oil transporters in Illinois must obtain a U.S. EPA ID number. Illinois also requires that the transporter contact IEPA to obtain an Illinois special waste ID number.


35 IAC 739.146(a)(6), 35 IAC 739.156(a)(7), 35 IAC 739.165(a)(7), and 35 IAC 739.174(a)(7)

Used oil transporters, processors, burners, and marketers must comply with the federal used oil tracking requirements. In addition, Illinois requires these used oil handlers to include the following information in their record for each shipment if the used oil handler has accepted any shipment of mixtures of used oil and materials identified in 35 IAC 808.121(b)(6) (i.e. special wastes):

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