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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 here.

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 Fees for such information will be assessed pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/6.

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