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Compliance Investigation/Violation Notification

Violations found during inspections or through compliant investigations are managed in several ways:

  1. violations may be facilitated within the Department by the issuing of a violation notice
  2. a citation (ticket) may be issued, in which the violator must appear in Cook County Circuit Court with the prosecution being performed by the Cook County States Attorney’s Office
  3. violations of state or federal regulations performed under interagency inspection programs are directly referred to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) or U.S. EPA.
These cases typically are related to asbestos removal, anti-tampering and CFC releases or sites specifically referred to our Department by these agencies.

 

Inspection Services

Cook County Department of Environmental Control provides annual compliance inspections of stationary sources of air pollution. The Department conducts approximately 1,600 industrial and 10,000 commercial (area sources) site inspections. The industrial inspections range from small single source sites to large multi-process major source facilities. Commercial site inspections include dry cleaners, incinerators, storage tanks with stage-stage-II and I controls at gasoline dispensing facilities and fuel combustion units. Inspectors within the department also respond to citizen complaints.

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Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Administration, Bureau of

Main Office:

69 W. Washington Room 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312) 603-8200
Fax: (312) 603-9828

Director:
Deborah Stone, Director and Chief Sustainability Officer

Hours:
M-F: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
closed weekends