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Posts Tagged ‘Pollution Control Board’
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Clean Water Act Permits May Be Required When Point Source Pollution Is Discharged Into Groundwater

    Posted by on April 30, 2020
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund that further expands upon its opinions under the Clean Water Act.  This time, the Court addressed the issue of whether the Clean Water Act requires a permit when pollutants originate from a point source but are conveyed to navigable waters by groundwater.  Point sources under the Clean Water Act are defin...
  • New Illinois Law Regulates Coal Ash Surface Impoundments

    Posted by on August 5, 2019
    On July 30, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 9, which places strict regulations on surface impoundments that are designed to hold an accumulation of coal combustion residue (“CCR”), commonly known as coal ash.  The term CCR encompasses fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas desulfurization materials generated from burning coal for the purpose of genera...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Provides Regulatory and Case Update

    Posted by on February 15, 2019
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently published its Environmental Register for January 2019 on its website.  The Board is an independent five-member Board that adopts environmental control regulations and decides enforcement actions and other environmental cases in the State of Illinois.  As usual, the Environmental Register contains an update from the chairperson of the Board, Katie Pap...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Announces Regulatory Changes and Other News

    Posted by on March 13, 2018
    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 ...
  • State of Illinois Settles Alleged Water Pollution Claims Against Coal Mine Operators

    Posted by on February 26, 2018
    On February 22, 2018, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Illinois Fuel Co., PCB 10-86.  This case concerned two coal mines, one located five miles north of Herod, Illinois in Saline County, and one located five miles southwest of Junction, Illinois in Gallatin County, Illinois.  The State alleged that the mine operators vi...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Announces Appointments & Other News

    Posted by on August 15, 2017
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for August 2017.  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 ...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for January 2017

    Posted by on January 23, 2017
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for January 2017.  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...

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