ILLINOIS EPA USED TIRE PROGRAM BUREAU OF LAND Todd J. Marvel

ILLINOIS EPA USED TIRE PROGRAM
BUREAU OF LAND
Todd J. Marvel
Used Tire Program Manager
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Ph: 217-524-5024
Cell: 217-836-5154
E-mail: [email protected]
Program established in 1989
 Statutes created by legislature in 1992
 Regulations adopted in 1994
 Established standards for:

 Cleanup
of used/waste tires
 Management (storage & transportation) of
used tires

Program highlights:
 Cleanup Program
 Consensual
Removals
 Assistance to Units of Local Government
 Forced Cleanups
 55.3(d) Notices
 Combined Notices (55.3(d)/22.15a(c))
IEPA-approved contractors perform cleanups
REGULATED UNIVERSE
7
major tire processors
 220
tire storage facilities
 450
registered haulers
 More
than 3500 retailers/generators
Used Tire Management Fund
 Established
on July 1, 1992
 Funded by a $2.50 per tire user fee on
new & used tires sold at retail
 Impose a $100.00 annual storage fee
 Approximately $13 million generated
annually
 EPA receives bulk of funding from the
Used Tire Management Fund
Encourages open dumping of other wastes
Fire Danger
CURRENT PROGRAM PRIORITIES
Closely Monitor Commercial Processors
 Current Used Tire Management Rulemaking
 Must focus on prevention and enforcement
 Work with state and local officials and law
enforcement agencies
 Markets, Markets, Markets!
 SB2671

Resumes market development program
 Imposes SW permit req for large storage sites
 Strengthens enforcement for viol of FA req
 Increase public awareness of used/waste tire issues

LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
Section 44(a) and 44(p)(1)(A) of the
Environmental Protection Act
 Class 4 felony to open dump >50 used tires in
IL
 Class A misdemeanor to illegally transport
 All law enforcement officials are obligated to
enforce provisions of Act
 Must focus on used tire transporters (whether
registered/placarded or not)
 Publicize arrests and convictions

USED TIRE ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION (AC) AUTHORITY
21(k)(1)-(4) of the Act
 21(k)(1): Water (especially larvae) in used
tires
 21(k)(2): Failure to collect tire user fee
 21(k)(3): Failure to file quarterly tax return
 21(k)(4): Transporting used tires without
registration or proper vehicle placarding
 $1500 per violation for 1st offense
 $3000 per violation for subsequent offense

MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Diversify! Need multiple established markets for
used tires
 Examples of legitimate used tire markets:

 Tire-Derived
Fuel (TDF)
 Ground/Crumb Rubber
 Civil Engineering Applications (TDA)
 Rubber Modified Asphalt (RMA)
 Grants for processors and end-use markets
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