The Pollution Control Board (PCB) adopted amendments to the Air Quality Standards (35 Ill. Adm. Code 243 (effective May 29, 2018)) updating the Illinois ambient air quality requirements to correspond with those in the federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) adopted by the United States EPA from July 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.
This Act amends the Environmental Protection Act and provides that the Pollution Control Board may conduct non-adjudicatory proceedings to adopt a time-limited water quality standard for specified watersheds and bodies of water.
Under the Conservation District Act, "development" is now defined as "the improvement or maintenance of existing trails, parking lots, bridges, roads, picnic shelters, and other improvements, adding or improving access to ...
Under this amendatory act, counties are free to enact ordinances mandating that household goods recycling bins have a label that is permanent, written, and printed. Additionally, the contents of the label will include...
The Department of Natural Resources ("DNR") amended the procedures for revoking and suspending Department-issued licenses, permits, and privileges to penalize conservation offenses and criminal code violations. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 2530 (eff. July 25, 2014).
According to the EPA's adopted amendment, the agency will issue public water supply construction permits despite an applicant's previous violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 652 (eff. June 30, 2014).
Due to the potential environmental impact of plastic microbeads on aquatic organisms, as of December 31, 2017, it shall be illegal to manufacturer for sale personal care products that contain synthetic plastic microbeads, with the exception of over the counter drugs.
Pursuant to the Public Water Supply Operations Act, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has set forth procedures to obtain a drinking water operator certification. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 681 (eff. Apr. 1, 2014).
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) may make determinations that materials normally required to be managed as waste be managed as non-waste if the material will be used beneficially and "in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment."
The recently amended Alternative Fuels Program ("AFP"), executing and as authorized by Sections 15 and 30 of the Alternate Fuels Act [415 ILCS 120/15 and 30], governs procedures for applying for alternate fuel vehicle rebates and electric vehicle car sharing grants. 35 Ill. Admin. Code 275.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board ("the Board") recently adopted amendments and introduced a new section to the regulations governing standards and limitations for organic material emissions for area sources. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 223.
The Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) recently added a new subpart to the regulations governing underground storage tanks. 41 Ill. Admin. Code 176.600. The statutory authority for these changes is the Gasoline Storage Act (430 ILCS 15).
The Illinois Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5/13 and 27) authorizes the adoption of regulations to promote the purposes of the Environmental Protection Act, including but not limited to regulations as required by circumstances for different contaminant sources and different geographical areas and special provisions for alert and abatement standards for occurrences of pollution constituting an acute danger to health.