General Information

Board Basics

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 24 and an appropriated operating budget of approximately $3.5 million.The Board’s organizational chart can be found at Section 2175.Appendix A of the Board’s Title 2 administrative rules. The Board has two main offices, Chicago and Springfield. The addresses are available here.