CEU Compliance Requirements


The Illinois Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund was established by the Illinois legislature in 1997, in response to requests by operators of retail drycleaning facilities to have financial resources available to pay for the cleanup of spills and/or leaks from their drycleaning machines and solvent storage units. The Fund consists of three primary programs: a licensing program, an insurance program and a remedial program.

The licensing program is mandatory for all retail drycleaning facilities in Illinois. The annual license fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000, based upon the amount of drycleaning solvent purchased at the drycleaning facility.

The insurance program provides up to $500,000 in pollution liability insurance to pay for the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination caused by a future spill or leak of drycleaning solvent at the insured’s facilities. A $10,000 deductible applies to each incident.

The remedial program pays for the cleanup of existing soil or groundwater contamination caused by the spillage or release of drycleaning solvents. This covers contamination discovered after July 1, 1997 and prior to June 30, 2006.

Compliance Requirements:

  • Must complete 4 hours of CEU each 4 year
  • At least 2 hours must be green CEUs
  • Each CEU session must be unique and taught by different instructors
  • Each 3rd party inspection counts as 2 hours of Green CEU

NDI Key Personel

Yong Yu, Ph.D.
General Manager & VP for Hydrodynamics Consultants, Inc.

With more than 20-year experience in environmental engineering. my CEU topic: "Site Remediation, Remediation Action Plan, Deductibles, and Priority Numbers" It will cover the topic concerning cleanup standards and how to receive approval from Illinois EPA, what are necessary for development of a remediation action plan (RAP) through the Trust Fund and EPA, as well as Trust Fund's priority numbers and how it will affect cleaners funding.

Bill Dwyer

Bill has over 22 years of experience in the environmental and hazardous waste industries. Graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Illinois in 1985. Bill has written and implemented Health and Safety program for Fortune 100 hazardous waste management companies. Writing and instituting Policies and Procedures for proper handling & management of hazardous waste for over 2000 employees under his direction. Plan all aspects of project management including application of budget, cost control, time management and operations review to promote service quality focusing on zero accidents and improved customer satisfaction.