Grants Awarded to Counties for Landfill Inspection and Illegal Dumping Investigations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2001
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced that 16 Illinois counties have been awarded Solid Waste Enforcement Grants by the Illinois EPA to enable them to conduct inspections of landfills, compost sites and transfer stations and for investigations and enforcement activities at solid waste disposal sites and illegal dumps.
"County officials are closer to these facilities so they can respond more quickly to any problems that may arise. The solid waste grants provide the necessary resources to ensure compliance of disposal facilities, clean up of open dumps and documentation of enforcement-related actions," Governor Ryan said.
The following counties have been delegated the authority to inspect facilities on behalf of the Illinois EPA. In addition, the Vermilion County Health Department, the Perry County Health Department and the Ambraw Valley Solid Waste Agency have been delegated the authority to inspect disposal facilities, although they did not receive grants.
The grant recipients and amounts each received are:
|Christian County Solid Waste Management Department ||$49,161|
|DuPage County Solid Waste Division||$48,743|
|Jackson County Health Department||$30,142|
|Kankakee County Health Department||$22,453|
|Lake County Health Departmen||$49,984|
|LaSalle County Department of Environmental Services and Land Use||$32,671|
|Macon County Solid Waste Management Department||$37,811|
|Madison County Building, Zoning and Environmental Department||$68,762|
|McHenry County Health Department||$30,328|
|Montgomery County Coordinated Services Office||$24,226|
|Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department||$20,793|
|Sangamon County Department of Public Health||$53,072|
|St. Clair County Health Department||$68,750|
|Tazewell County Health Department||$53,348|
|Wayne County Health Department ||$26,703|
|Will County Land Use Department, Waste Services Division||$63,568|