The Board is an independent agency created in 1970 by the Environmental Protection Act (Act).
Under the Act, the Board has two major responsibilities: determining, defining, and
implementing environmental control standards for the State of Illinois, and adjudicating
complaints that allege non-criminal violations of the Act. The Board also reviews appeals
arising from permitting and other determinations made by the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency (IEPA), as well as pollution control facility siting determinations made
by units of local government. The Board is made up of five Members with a full time staff
of approximately 23 and an operating budget of $3,358,000. The Board has two main offices,
Chicago and Springfield. The addresses are available
Generally, Board documents, except personnel records, are available from the
website. Please check the E-Library and Clerks Office On - Line (COOL) for access to filings,
Board meeting minutes, Board Meeting Agendas and Board Opinions and Orders. If any problems
occur, or if you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Clerk’s
Office. An informal request may also be made to the Clerk’s Office for information. Informal
requests will be filled promptly upon receipt of the request. A formal request pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act may be filed pursuant to 2 Ill. Adm. Code 2175.320 or by sending
such request to Marie Tipsord, FOIA Officer at 100 W. Randolph Ste 11-500, Chicago, Il 60601 or
by email at Marie.Tipsord@illinois.gov.
Fees for such information will be assessed pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/6.