Illinois Environmental Protection Act
Illinois has its own state environmental policy act, the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (IEPA), which is modeled after NEPA. The IEPA requires that state agencies consider the environmental impacts of their actions, and it also provides for public participation in the decision-making process. In the case of a Design-Build Bridge Bundling project in Illinois that has federal funding, the NEPA process and the requirements of the IEPA would both apply. However, if there is a conflict between the two laws, the requirements of NEPA would take precedence over the requirements of the IEPA since federal law generally preempts state law in such cases.
Some of the key provisions of the IEPA include: