March 7, 2013: The Illinois Pollution Control Board adopts the Second Notice Proposal for the
indoor inhalation amendments to Illinois EPA’s risk-based cleanup regulations (35 IAC 742).
February 1, 2013:
Special Waste Hauler permits are now issued for a 3-year period.
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is offering a 2-day training class from the
ITRC LNAPL team on June 4-5, 2013 at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL hosted by ITRC state member Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency. For more information,
contact the ITRC or
August 27, 2012: The
2011 Landfill Capacity Report is now available. This annual report shows remaining capacity of more than 1.0 billion gate cubic yards in the 45 Illinois landfills that reported
as of Jan.1, 2012, for a total of 23 years of remaining capacity. The 40 landfills active in 2011 accepted more
than 46.2 million gate cubic yards of municipal waste for disposal.
August 20, 2012: The Illinois EPA has provided over $1.5
million for SFY2013 through its
enforcement grant program to 17 county agencies, the Ambraw
Valley Solid Waste Agency, and Chicago. This program delegates
inspection authority to local governments to take advantage of
additional staff resources at the local level. Costs are shared
between local and state government.
On September 16, 2011, U.S. EPA placed the Sandoval Zinc Company (former zinc smelter) on the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.
August 23, 2011: The Illinois Pollution Control Board adopted
final amendments to the financial assurance regulations of
35 Ill. Adm. Code 807 Subpart F,
811 Subpart G. The effective date of the amendments is June 22,
2011. The amendments to Parts 807 and 811 add auto-renewal language
to the letters of credit and bonds obtained by Illinois landfills as
financial assurance for closure and post-closure care. The
amendments also reduce the required term for bonds and letters of
credit from four or five years to one year or more. In addition to
the aforementioned substantive changes, the amendments include
numerous language revisions, corrections, reiterations, and updated
references including an updated reference at Section 810.104.
August 5, 2010:
Public Act 96-1416, effective July 30, 2010 amends the Environmental Protection Act
regarding the management of Clean Construction and Demolition Debris (CCDD). The new law creates a state tipping fee for CCDD
disposal and provides additional standards for materials being accepted at CCDD facilities and soil-only fill sites.