While employed at Schiff Hardin, Ms. Antoniolli has:
- Worked closely with a client and technical experts to draft a rulemaking proposal adding a new section to the Illinois solid waste disposal regulations for the site-specific closure of a coal ash impoundment that reached its life expectancy. The proposal became a joint proposal supported by IEPA's legal and technical teams, and is now part of the Illinois regulations. The ash pond closure scenario was the first of its kind and is now being used as a protocol for other surface impoundment closures in the state.
- Analyzed federal and state environmental approvals, consultations, and permits necessary for an oil pipeline company seeking to construct a pipeline interconnection in Illinois.
- Assisted a coal-fired power plant in seeking a beneficial use determination for the on-site reuse of coal combustion byproducts.
- Successfully assisted a power company in obtaining a modification to thermal effluent limits applicable to its cooling water discharge from the Illinois Pollution Control Board at one of its power plants.
- Represented Assisted an Illinois county in a landfill siting appeal brought by a local citizen’s group before the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
"The Chicago-area waterway system: How do we get over separation anxiety?" Illinois State Bar Association newsletter (July 2011)
"Could it Happen in Illinois? California Court Holds MS4 Operator Accountable
for Non-Compliance with NPDES Storm Water Permit" (co-author)
Illinois Municipal Review (July 2011)
Speeches and Presentations
"EPA Activism," Chicago Bar Association Environmental Law Section Meeting, Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2011)
"Thermal Effluent Limits and Variance Practices in Illinois,” Chemical Industry
Council of Illinois Water Issues Seminar, Willowbrook, Ill. (June 14, 2011)
In her capacity as an assistant attorney at the Illinois Pollution Control Board, Ms. Antoniolli advised Board members on interpretations of Illinois environmental statutes and regulations. In this position, she served as a hearing officer in regulatory matters and drafted legal opinions in quasi-adjudicatory enforcement cases, permit appeals and requests for relief from Illinois environmental laws.
Highlights of Ms. Antoniolli's Board experience include:
- Acting as hearing officer in rulemakings establishing new radium water quality standards, the Brownfields Site Restoration Program, new exemptions from state air permitting requirements and regulations governing the use of clean construction and demolition debris as fill material
- Drafting legal opinions in adjusted standard proceedings that included requests for relief from the solid waste regulations, RCRA hazardous waste delistings under Illinois regulations and requests for relief from the general use water quality standards
- Drafting legal opinions in landfill siting appeals and underground storage tank appeals