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Welcome to the Bureau of Land

This is the Bureau of Land's index page The Bureau of Land's goals are to protect human health and the environment by ensuring that hazardous and solid waste will be managed in a sound manner, and to reduce or control risk to human health and the environment by overseeing the cleanup of contaminated sites.

Recent News

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, 810.104, and 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.

 

 

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