Illinois Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 502.101 to 502.403

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Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act (LMFA), 510 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 77/1 to 77/999

NPDES permits: 35 IAC 502.101 to 502.106

LMFA requirements: 8 IAC 900.101 to 900.901 and 35 IAC 506

Animal unit (AU) definition: 8 IAC 900.103

Waste management plans: 8 IAC 900.801 to 900.816

Location and setback distances: 8 IAC 900.202

Livestock waste lagoons: 35 IAC 506.201 to 506.210

Financial responsibility: 8 IAC 900.701 to 900.720

Waste release reporting: 35 IAC 580.105

Livestock manager certification: 8 IAC 900.901

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Water

Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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 is fully authorized to administer general permits and individual permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for animal feeding operations and generally follows the federal concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) permitting requirements. See the national section AG WASTE for a review of the federal permit rules.

The Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act (LMFA) includes requirements for the design and construction of waste handling facilities, the training and certification of livestock facility operators, the development and implementation of waste management plans, and setback ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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