December 4, 2013: The
2012 Landfill Capacity Report is now available. This
annual report shows remaining capacity of
almost 1.1 billion gate cubic yards in the 43 Illinois landfills
that reported as of January 1, 2013, for a total of 26 years of remaining
capacity. The 40 landfills active in 2012 accepted more than 39.8 million
gate cubic yards of municipal waste for disposal. Wayne County Landfill,
Fairfield closed temporarily in April 2012 in Southern Illinois.
December 3, 2013: The Illinois EPA has provided over $1.52
million for SFY2014 through its
solid waste 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.
July 2, 2013: Illinois EPA has created a
site summary for Clinton Landfill 3 in DeWitt County where viewers can link to
inspection reports and a list of permit applications as well as receive an overview of the facility’s history, design, and groundwater monitoring requirements.
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.
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.