Our staff has considerable expertise helping clients comply with the various regulations that apply to facilities characterized as “Large Quantity Generators (LQGs)” of hazardous wastes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) vigorously enforces hazardous waste disposal regulations and will assess fines that can reach in excess of several hundred thousand dollars.
If a facility is inspected by the USEPA, Admiral staff can help you achieve compliance quickly and to satisfy the agency’s information requests. Prompt action on a client’s part can reduce the final enforcement action and the amount of the fine, if ultimately levied. Since 1971, Admiral has been in business assisting clients with these matters. We have often seen cases where the company thought they could handle the information requests, but they actually ended up making the situation worse by either providing too little, too much, or the wrong information.
Non-Hazardous / Special Wastes
In Illinois, there are unique regulations covering “Special Wastes” that include almost all non-hazardous waste materials generated from industrial facilities. Because Admiral focuses its attention and expertise almost exclusively on Illinois regulations, we are extremely knowledgeable and well positioned to help our clients comply with these rules unique to Illinois.
Chicago Liquid Wastes
In addition to the above potentially applicable regulations and reporting requirements, the City of Chicago stipulates that a “Chicago Liquid Waste Annual Fee” report be submitted. Facilities in the City of Chicago that dispose of any liquid wastes (either hazardous or non-hazardous) are required to pay a fee based on the amount of the liquid sent off site (by any means). There are some important exemptions, such as used oil and wastes that are reclaimed.