The second Liquid Special Waste Report under the new Cook County Liquid Hazardous Waste Ordinance is due March 1, 2017 which covers the second half of calendar year 2016.
The Cook County Liquid Hazardous Waste Ordinance requires facilities in suburban Cook County to report their annual liquid hazardous waste generation and submit the corresponding fee to the Cook County Department of Environmental Control. The ordinance is designated pursuant to Section 5/3.475 of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act to ensure that these wastes are handled as “special waste” and are containerized and transported off-site under manifest according to federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. Facilities will need to report:
(1) For waste generated from January 1 – June 30, 2016, the computation form and fee were due September 1, 2016.
(2) For waste generated from July 1 – December 31, 2016, the computation form and fee is due March 1, 2017.
(3) For waste generated each year after 2016, the reporting period is January – December and the computation form and fee is due 90 days following the end of the reporting period (March 1).
Contact Caltha for technical assistance in determine if any wastes being generated are classified as “special wastes” under Illinois rules and if any reports are needed. Caltha can also provide assistance in preparation an submittal of Special Waste reports to Cook County.