Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Information and Public Records

Generally, Board documents, except personnel records, are available on this website. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for on the website, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 312-814-3620 for assistance. An informal request for information may be made to the Clerk’s Office. Upon receiving an informal request, the Clerk’s Office will fill it promptly.

If you wish to make a formal request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you must submit your request in writing to Marie Tipsord, FOIA Officer, Illinois Pollution Control Board at 60 E. Van Buren St., Ste. 630, Chicago, Illinois 60605, or by email at For information supplied in response to a formal request, the Board will charge fees to the requester under FOIA. For more information about fees and formal requests, please refer to FOIA below and the Board’s Title 2 administrative rules.


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Click here for the FOIA statute on the Illinois General Assembly website