Illinois Underground Injection Wells regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Underground Injection Wells: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground injection control (UIC) permit program: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 704.101 to 704.289 and 35 IAC 730.101 to 730.195

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Authorized-by-rule requirements: 35 IAC 704.141 to 704.151

Permit applications: 35 IAC 704.161

Class IV wells: 35 IAC 704.124

Restrictions on hazardous waste injection: 35 IAC 738.101 to 738.124

Fees: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/22.2

Recordkeeping: 35 IAC 855.204 to 855.207

Plugging or abandoning Class I and Class III wells: 35 IAC 730.110

Class I well financial responsibility: 35 IAC 704.210 to 704.240

Class II well permits: 62 IAC 240.300 to 240.395 and 62 IAC 240.700 to 240.795

Application contents: 62 IAC 240.320

Public notice: 62 IAC 240.370

Operating requirements: 62 IAC 240.750

Reporting requirements: 62 IAC 240.780

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Mines and Minerals Oil and Gas Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois's underground injection control (UIC) permit program incorporates the federal requirements, and has additional state-specific requirements, including state disposal fees and recordkeeping rules. See the national section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for more information about the federal rules and well classification system.

Administration and enforcement. The IEPA enforces the underground injection well rules in Illinois for Class I, Class III, Class IV, Class V, and Class VI injection wells. DNR's Oil and Gas Division is authorized by the EPA to implement the UIC Program ...

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