Generators and Managers of Hazardous Waste in Illinois

Section 20.1 of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act instructs the Illinois EPA to identify sites that generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes and to report the types and quantities of hazardous waste involved. Hazardous waste is defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which gave the EPA authority to control hazardous wastes from "cradle to grave". Generators submit data annually to the Illinois EPA, which is then compiled and published.