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									                                               USEPA Updates

Changes to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Requirements

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements changed on March 11, 2009, as a result of a change in
federal law. The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, returned TRI reporting requirements back to the rules in
effect prior to December 22, 2006. These changes affect TRI reports due July 1, 2009.

The change requires that all reports on persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals be submitted on
"Form R," the more detailed form. For all other chemicals the shorter form, “Form A” may be used only if the
"annual reporting amount" is 500 pounds or less and that the chemical was manufactured, processed or
otherwise used in an amount not exceeding 1 million pounds during the reporting year. Due to the timing of the
legislation, facility owners and operators, including many small businesses, may not have as much time as usual
to prepare TRI estimates, and they may not have acquired or retained the relevant data from 2008. Owners or
operators of facilities may use readily available data, or where such data are not available, reasonable
estimates, of the amounts involved, in completing the Form R.

TRI reports for 2008 are due on July 1, 2009. If you have questions about reporting requirements, please
contact the TRI Information Center at (800) 424-9346 - select option 3.

                           Recent Area Source NESHAPs Issued by USEPA
Area sources, which are typically small businesses, are sources that emit, or have the potential to emit in
the absence of controls, less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single hazardous air pollutant (HAP) or 25
tpy or less of any combination of HAP.

Rule -             Date Issued      Initial Notification Due        Compliance Deadline             Notification of
Source                                                                                              Compliance
Category                                                                                            Status Due
Paint              Jan. 9, 2008     January 11, 2010                January 10, 2011                March 11, 2011
and Surface
Coating *
Plating and        July 1, 2008     October 29, 2008                July 1, 2010                    July 1, 2010
Metal              July 23, 2008 July 25, 2011                      July 25, 2011                   November 22,
Fabrication                                                                                         2011
Finishing *
Hospital           December         June 27, 2009**                 December 29, 2008               June 27, 2009**
Sterilizers ** 28, 2007
*More details about the pending NESHAPs will be included in future issues of the Clean Air Clips.
**Initial Notification of Compliance status forms available from the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program,
please call us at 800/252-3998 (TDD: 800/785-6055) or via e-mail at
                                                              the dates and locations for the Saturday collections
        Illinois Updates                                      (available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm).
                                                              Date:           Location:
Illinois EPA Announces the Release of its                     4/25/09         Rt. 16 Wal-Mart parking lot, Shelbyville
Final Smoke Management Plan                                   5/9/09          Elk Grove Pavilion 1000 Wellington
                                                                              Ave., Elk Grove Village
The Illinois EPA has developed a statewide Smoke              5/16/09         1104 Martin Drive, Carmi
Management Plan (SMP) to address smoke from                   5/30/09         Belleville Township High, 4063 Frank
prescriptive fires (prairie and forest) used to achieve                       Scott Parkway West, Belleville
resource benefits. The goals of the SMP are to coordinate
with land managers to develop a basic framework of            6/6/09          Hanover Township, 250 South Rte. 59,
procedures and requirements for managing smoke from                           Bartlett,
prescribed fires; to avoid significant deterioration of air   6/13/09         East Peoria Festival Building, 2200 E.
quality and potential NAAQS violations; to mitigate the                       Washington St., East Peoria
nuisance and public safety hazards posed by smoke
intrusions into populated areas; and to avoid visibility      Applications being accepted for the 2009
impacts in Federal Class I Areas.                             Governor's Sustainability Awards
You can access the full report at:              The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly the
notices.html#smoke-management-plan                            Waste Management and Research Center) is accepting
                                                              applications for the 2009 Governor's Sustainability Awards.
                                                              Applications must submitted by May 29, 2009 for
Did you remember?                                             consideration. Any Illinois public or private organization is
ANNUAL EMISSION REPORTS DUE BY MAY 1, 2009                    eligible to apply for an award.
Questions regarding the Annual Emission Report should be
directed to AER staff at 217-524-4343. Please have your
                                                              For questions about the Governor's Pollution Prevention
ID Number before you call.                                    Awards, contact Deb Jacobson at the Illinois Sustainable
                                                              Technology Center.
Questions about permits and allowable emissions should        Deb Jacobson, telephone: 217-472-5016 email:
be directed to the Permit Section or the permit analyst
listed on your permit at 217-782-2113.
Completed reports should be sent to:
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Stimulus Money Impact on the Illinois EPA                     version of the Clean Air Clips please contact Erin Conley at

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better
known as the “stimulus” legislation signed into law by        Energy Efficiency Tips for Small Businesses
President Obama, is expected to provide a substantial
increase in the Clean Water and Drinking Water low-           Looking for ways to reduce your energy costs? Need
interest revolving loan programs administered by Illinois     some quick, suggestions to make your business more
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The programs           energy efficient? USEPA has a site devoted to assisting
provide financing to communities for such projects as         small businesses with the tools and information you
wastewater treatment plant upgrades and expansions, new       need to make informed decisions about clean energy
sewer lines, drinking water treatment plant modifications     and energy efficiency.
and expansions, and new or replacement water distribution
systems. Additionally, there is stimulus money available in
the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, the Leaking
Underground Storage Tank Program, and the Diesel
Emission Reduction Program.

For more information please see the Illinois EPA's
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
information page at

Spring 2009 Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Schedule

Illinois EPA has posted the schedule for the Spring
household hazardous waste collections. The following are

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