Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana solid waste management laws, Indiana Code (IC) 13-20-1-1 to 13-20-23-4
Indiana hazardous waste management laws, IC 13-22-1-1 to 13-22-14-3
Indiana water pollution control laws, IC 13-18-1-1 to 13-18-23-1
Indiana air pollution control laws, IC 13-17-1-1 to 13-17-14-12
Indiana underground storage tank laws, IC 13-23-1-1 to 13-23-14-4
Indiana Environmental Policy Law, IC 13-1-10-1 to 13-1-10-8
Powers and duties of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and boards, IC 13-14-1-1 to 13-14-12-4
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) number:
Hazardous waste: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-7-1, 3.1-8-1, and 3.1-9-1
Universal waste: 329 IAC 3.1-16-1
Used oil: 329 IAC 13-6-3, 329 IAC 13-7-2, 329 IAC 13-8-3, and 329 IAC 13-9-4
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Indiana, the counterpart to EPA is IDEM. IDEM is responsible for protecting Indiana's land, water, and air from pollution and implements the state's environmental laws and regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. IDEM has received final authorization from EPA to implement state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive final authorization, the state's rules have to be (at the time of authorization) at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its final authorization, IDEM is required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest federal environmental rules or implement more stringent state standards.
IDEM and ...