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The information available through this website is provided solely for the convenience of interested persons. It should not be cited as an official or authoritative source. Illinois rulemakings are governed by the Illinois Administrative Procedures Act and applicable administrative rules. The official version of the Illinois Administrative Code is maintained and published by the Secretary of State. The Illinois EPA does not review or edit the information available through this website, and any deviation from the official versions is unintentional. In addition, amendments, Illinois Pollution Control Board and court decisions, and other proceedings may affect statute and rule text, interpretation, validity, and constitutionality. You are urged to consult official documents or contact legal counsel of your choice regarding state and federal statutes and regulations.

Illinois Environmental Protection Act
(at the Illinois General Assembly)
The Illinois Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5) is Illinois’ primary statute for establishing a unified, state-wide program for restoring, protecting, and enhancing the quality of the environment, and to assure that adverse effects upon the environment are fully considered and borne by those who cause them.
Illinois Environmental Rules
(at the Illinois Pollution Control Board)
Pollution control standards and other rules adopted by the Illinois Pollution Control Board or the Illinois EPA are found in Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
New and Proposed Illinois EPA Rules
Before the Illinois EPA can adopt a final rule that has the force of law the rule must go through (i) a public comment period of at least 45 days known as First Notice and (ii) a review by the legislative Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) known as Second Notice.  The New and Proposed Illinois EPA Rules page provides information on rules proposed by the Illinois EPA, as well as rules that have been recently adopted.
New and Proposed Illinois Pollution Control Board Rules
(at the Illinois Pollution Control Board)
Most of the environmental rules administered by the Illinois EPA are adopted by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.  This page provides information on current Illinois Pollution Control Board rulemakings.
Federal Environmental Regulations
(at the United States EPA)
Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act
The management of obsolete residential electronic products is necessary to prioritize the reuse and recycling of these products as the preferred management strategy over incineration and landfill disposal.
Mercury Fever Thermometer Prohibition Act
• Mercury Fever Thermometer Prohibition Act (includes mercury-containing toys, figurines, adornments, games, cards, ornaments, yard statues and figurines, candles, jewelry, holiday decorations, and footwear and other items of apparel)
Mercury-Added Product Prohibition Act
Mercury Switch Removal Act
Mercury Thermostat Collection Act

Statutes and Regulations

Illinois Environmental Protection Act (ILGA)
Illinois Environmental Rules (IPCB)
New and Proposed Illinois EPA Rules
New and Proposed Illinois Pollution Control Board Rules
Federal Environmental Regulations (USEPA)
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