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Environmental Programs

Organization Illinois Department of Agriculture
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.agr.state.il.us/Environment/index.html
Geographic Scope Illinois
Issue Hazardous Waste & Materials, Material Conservation/Waste Minimization, Pesticides, Recycling, Regulations
Sector Agriculture
Type Of Assistance Compliance Assistance, General Information
Description The Bureau of Environmental Programs administers several state and federal programs regarding the protection of various aspects of our environment.. The bureau operates a statewide agricultural pesticide container-recycling program. Another key program administered by Bureau staff involves the enforcement of proper storage, containment, and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers. The Department also administers the Livestock Management Facilities Act that regulates the siting and construction of livestock production facilities across the state and includes requirements regarding facility setback distances, facility design and construction standards, waste management plans, and livestock manager certification.

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