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General Construction or Demolition Debris

Pursuant to Section 22.38(l) of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and 35 IAC 820.201, beginning July 6, 2024, no person shall own or operate a general construction or demolition debris recovery facility without a permit issued by the Illinois EPA. GCDD recovery facilities that accepted GCDD prior to August 24, 2009, and therefore not previously required to obtain a permit, must now submit a permit application to the Illinois EPA by January 6, 2024, no later than 6 months after the July 6, 2023, effective date.  Currently permitted owners or operators of a GCDD recovery facility must apply to modify their permit to come into compliance with 35 IAC Part 820 by July 6, 2024, no later than one year after the rulemaking adoption. 

General construction or demolition debris or "GCDD" means non-hazardous, uncontaminated materials resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of utilities, structures, and roads, limited to the following: bricks, concrete, and other masonry materials; soil; rock; wood, including non-hazardous painted, treated, and coated wood and wood products; wall coverings; plaster; drywall; plumbing fixtures; non-asbestos insulation; roofing shingles and other roof coverings; reclaimed or other asphalt pavement; glass; plastics that are not sealed in a manner that conceals waste; electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous substances; and corrugated cardboard, piping or metals incidental to any of those materials. 

GCDD recovery facilities means a site or facility used to store or treat exclusively general construction or demolition debris, including, but not limited to, sorting, separating, or transferring, for recycling, reclamation, or reuse.

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The following form is required for to be submitted along with all permit applications:

The following application forms are required to obtain the initial developmental permit:

The following application forms are required for an operating permit:

The following forms are required to modify a permit:

The following forms must be submitted to transfer facility ownership/operation to another entity:

The following forms must be submitted to certify closure of the facility: