Illinois Water - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wastewater permits: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 309.101 to 309.282

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Effluent limitations: 35 IAC 309.143

Pretreatment program: 35 IAC 310.101 to 310.930

Agricultural waste: 35 IAC 502.101 to 502.403

Total maximum daily loads (TMDLs): 35 IAC 301.411

Operator training and certification: 35 IAC 380.701 to 380.855

Wetlands: 35 IAC 395.201 to 395.208

Drinking water: 35 IAC 611.100 to 611.1061

Groundwater: 35 IAC 620.105 to 620.615

Operator certification and training: 35 IAC 681.100 to 681.1030

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Water Division of Water Pollution Control

IEPA Bureau of Water Division of Public Water Supplies

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

Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has incorporated many of the federal water pollution control requirements into its regulatory scheme. Examples of this incorporation are Illinois's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) authorization and recordkeeping requirements, and regulations for animal feeding operations and stormwater discharges. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for more information.

In addition to the NPDES permit program, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) also operates the State Construction/Operating Permit Program. Construction of new sewers, sewage pumping stations, and connections to some large public sewers are covered under this permit program.

Illinois generally follows the federal drinking water regulations and conducts a state groundwater protection program.


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