(415 ILCS 5/55)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1055)
(a) No person shall:
(1) Cause or allow the open dumping of any used or
(2) Cause or allow the open burning of any used or
(3) Except at a tire storage site which contains more
than 50 used tires, cause or allow the storage of any used tire unless the tire is altered, reprocessed, converted, covered, or otherwise prevented from accumulating water.
(4) Cause or allow the operation of a tire storage
site except in compliance with Board regulations.
(5) Abandon, dump or dispose of any used or waste
tire on private or public property, except in a sanitary landfill approved by the Agency pursuant to regulations adopted by the Board.
(6) Fail to submit required reports, tire removal
agreements, or Board regulations.
(b-1) No person shall knowingly mix any used or waste tire, either whole or cut, with
municipal waste, and no owner or operator of a sanitary landfill shall accept
any used or waste tire for final disposal; except that used or waste tires,
when separated from other waste, may be accepted if the sanitary landfill
provides and maintains a means for shredding, slitting, or chopping whole tires
and so treats whole tires and, if approved by the Agency in a permit issued
under this Act, uses the used or waste tires for alternative uses, which may
include on-site practices such as lining of roadways with tire scraps,
alternative daily cover, or use in a leachate collection system.
In the event the physical condition of a used or waste tire makes shredding,
slitting, chopping, reuse, reprocessing, or other alternative use of the used
or waste tire impractical or infeasible, then the sanitary landfill, after
authorization by the Agency, may accept the used or waste tire for disposal.
(c) Any person who sells new or used
tires at retail or operates a tire storage
site or a tire disposal site which contains more than 50 used or waste
tires shall give notice of such activity to the Agency. Any person
engaging in such activity for the first time after January 1, 1990, shall
give notice to the Agency within 30 days after the date of commencement of
the activity. The form of such notice shall be specified by the Agency and
shall be limited to information regarding the following:
(1) the name and address of the owner and operator;
(2) the name, address and location of the operation;
(3) the type of operations involving used and waste
tires (storage, disposal, conversion or processing); and
(4) the number of used and waste tires present at the
(d) Beginning January 1, 1992, no person shall cause or allow the
(1) a tire storage site which contains more than 50
used tires, unless the owner or operator, by January 1, 1992 (or the January 1 following commencement of operation, whichever is later) and January 1 of each year thereafter, (i) registers the site with the Agency, except that the registration requirement in this item (i) does not apply in the case of a tire storage site required to be permitted under subsection (d-5), (ii) certifies to the Agency that the site complies with any applicable standards adopted by the Board pursuant to Section 55.2, (iii) reports to the Agency the number of tires accumulated, the status of vector controls, and the actions taken to handle and process the tires, and (iv) pays the fee required under subsection (b) of Section 55.6; or
(2) a tire disposal site, unless the owner or
operator (i) has received approval from the Agency after filing a tire removal agreement pursuant to Section 55.4, or (ii) has entered into a written agreement to participate in a consensual removal action under Section 55.3.
The Agency shall provide written forms for the annual registration and
certification required under this subsection (d).
(d-4) On or before January 1, 2015, the owner or operator of each tire storage site that contains used tires totaling more than 10,000 passenger tire equivalents, or at which more than 500 tons of used tires are processed in a calendar year, shall submit documentation demonstrating its compliance with Board rules adopted under this Title. This documentation must be submitted on forms and in a format prescribed by the Agency.
(d-5) Beginning July 1, 2016, no person shall cause or allow the operation of a tire storage site that contains used tires totaling more than 10,000 passenger tire equivalents, or at which more than 500 tons of used tires are processed in a calendar year, without a permit granted by the Agency or in violation of any conditions imposed by that permit, including periodic reports and full access to adequate records and the inspection of facilities, as may be necessary to ensure compliance with this Act and with regulations and standards adopted under this Act.
(d-6) No person shall cause or allow the operation of a tire storage site in violation of the financial assurance rules established by the Board under subsection (b) of Section 55.2 of this Act. In addition to the remedies otherwise provided under this Act, the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General, may, at the request of the Agency or on his or her own motion, institute a civil action for an immediate injunction, prohibitory or mandatory, to restrain any violation of this subsection (d-6) or to require any other action as may be necessary to abate or mitigate any immediate danger or threat to public health or the environment at the site. Injunctions to restrain a violation of this subsection (d-6) may include, but are not limited to, the required removal of all tires for which financial assurance is not maintained and a prohibition against the acceptance of tires in excess of the amount for which financial assurance is maintained.
(e) No person shall cause or allow the storage, disposal, treatment or
processing of any used or waste tire in violation of any regulation or
standard adopted by the Board.
(f) No person shall arrange for the transportation of used or waste tires
away from the site of generation with a person known to openly dump such tires.
(g) No person shall engage in any operation as a used or waste tire
transporter except in compliance with Board regulations.
(h) No person shall cause or allow the combustion of any used or waste
tire in an enclosed device unless a permit has been issued by the Agency
authorizing such combustion pursuant to regulations adopted by the Board
for the control of air pollution and consistent with the provisions of
Section 9.4 of this Act.
(i) No person shall cause or allow the use of pesticides to treat tires
except as prescribed by Board regulations.
(j) No person shall fail to comply with the terms of a tire removal
agreement approved by the Agency pursuant to Section 55.4.
(k) No person shall:
(1) Cause or allow water to accumulate in used or
waste tires. The prohibition set forth in this paragraph (1) of subsection (k) shall not apply to used or waste tires located at a residential household, as long as not more than 4 used or waste tires at the site are covered and kept dry.
(2) Fail to collect a fee required under Section 55.8
(3) Fail to file a return required under Section
(4) Transport used or waste tires in violation of the
registration and vehicle placarding requirements adopted by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17; 100-327, eff. 8-24-17; 100-621, eff. 7-20-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)