In general, a Hazardous Waste Permit is necessary if you store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste. However, no Hazardous Waste Permit is necessary if you only accumulate hazardous waste in containers, tanks or containment buildings at the facility where it is generated and the waste is on-site no more than eighty-nine days. In addition, a special Hazardous Waste Permit, referred to as a Remedial Action Plan permit can be obtained to allow you to store, treat, or dispose of hazardous waste generated during the remediation of a site. Guidance for Carrying out the various aspects of the Hazardous Waste Permitting process and their associated form can be found at the following links:
- Interim Status Closure/Post-Closure Projects: Before obtaining a hazardous waste permit, some facilities first obtain interim status to store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste waste. Such facilities sometimes choose to close their hazardous waste management units before they obtain a final permit. In such cases, these units must be closed in accordance with a plan approved by Illinois EPA.
- Storage/Treatment Facilities
- Corrective Action Projects: One of the requirements of a RCRA permit corrective action be conducted on the solid waste management units present at the permitted facility.
- Remedial Action Plan Permits
- RCRA Standardized Permit Applications
Facilities with RCRA permits that include groundwater monitoring should use the same guidance and forms as those for Storage/Treatment Facilities. Section E of the RCRA Hazardous Permit Application Decision Guide and the Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Technical Evaluation Checklist contain the requirements that must be met at facilities with RCRA permits that include groundwater monitoring.