Water Pollutant Discharge Act (Illinois)

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Place Illinois

Applies to States or Provinces Illinois
Name Water Pollutant Discharge Act (Illinois)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1589&ChapterID=36

Last Review 2014-09-15


The discharge of oil in quantities which exceed the standards adopted by the Pollution Control Board, or the discharge of other pollutants directly or indirectly into the waters is prohibited. Whenever any oil or other pollutant is discharged in violation of this act, any governmental body having such waters within its territorial limits is authorized to act to remove or arrange for the removal of such oil or other pollutants. The owner or operator of such facility from which oil or other pollutants are discharged in violation of this Act, shall be liable to such governmental body for the actual costs incurred for the removal of such oil or other pollutants. Such governmental body may, if necessary, bring an action in the circuit court for the recovery of the actual costs of removal, plus reasonable attorneys fee, court costs and other expenses of litigation. 

Policy Contact

Contact Name Marcia T Willhite
Department Illinois EPA
Division Bureau of Water

Phone 217-782-1654

Email marcia.willhite@illinois.gov
Website http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/about.html
Contact Name Sanjay Sofat
Department Illinois EPA
Division Bureau of Water

Phone 217-558-2012

Email sanjay.sofat@illinois.gov
Website http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/about.html

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 25