State of Illinois

01/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2020 16:51

Illinois EPA Issues Administrative Citation to Highland Park Business

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Administrative Citation to Fields Italian Cars, Inc. of Highland Park, IL (Lake County) in the amount of $1,500 for alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. The citation was for allegedly causing or allowing water accumulation in used or waste tires.

Causing or allowing water accumulation in used or waste tires is illegal and negatively affects the health and well-being of neighbors and the environment. Used and waste tires serve as habitats for disease-carrying insects, particularly mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus. An Administrative Citation for water accumulation in used or waste tires carries a fine of $1,500 for each violation on the first occurrence and double that amount for repeated violations. Anyone receiving an Administrative Citation can appeal the citation to the Illinois Pollution Control Board within 35 days of its issuance.

Residents who observe open dumping of used tires or water accumulation in used tires can report it to local law enforcement, their local public health department, or the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. More information regarding open dumping, open burning and management of used tires is available on the Illinois EPA's website at www2.illinois.gov/epa.