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Illinois Pollution Control Board Announces Regulatory Changes and Other News

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for February 2018.  The Board has the authority to adopt environmental standards and regulations for the State of Illinois and to adjudicate contested cases arising from the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and its implementing regulations.  The Environmental Register summarizes the Board’s work for the past six months and provides a rulemaking update, appellate update, summary of actions of the Board, the Board’s calendar, and listings of community water supplies that have been designated with the labels “restricted status” or critical review”.

The Board took several actions on the regulatory front:

–Proposed noise rule amendments for public comment,

–Adopted final rule amendments that keep Illinois’ ambient air quality standards “identical in substance” to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS),

–Adopted final rule amendments that keeps Illinois’ definition of “volatile organic material” (“VOM”) “identical in substance” to the federal definition of “volatile organic compound” (“VOC”),

–Accepted for hearing a rulemaking proposal filed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to amend the Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS), which regulates emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and mercury,

— Adopted final amendments to its drinking water rules at 35 Ill. Adm. Code 611; the amendments are “identical in substance” to 16 additional equivalent methods for analyzing contaminants in drinking water, and

–Proposed second-notice rule amendments for governing proceedings on petitions for time-limited water quality standards (TLWQS), a new form of regulatory relief.

Click here to review the Environmental Register.

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