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Indiana Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, 42 USC 13101 to 13109

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Indiana Industrial Pollution Prevention and Safe Materials Act, Indiana Code (IC) 13-27-1-2 and IC 13-27-6 to 13-27-8

Hazardous Waste Reduction Law, IC 13-22-11-1 to 13-22-11-4

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Program Support Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance (OPPTA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana has a pollution prevention (P2) law, but compliance is voluntary. However, the federal P2 rules must be complied with in Indiana. The state requires that certain activities and facilities must develop P2 plans. Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) offers several voluntary P2 programs within the state.

Administration and enforcement. The IDEM enforces the federal P2 rules in Indiana. OPPTA offers technical and financial aid to qualified P2 projects.

State Requirements

OVERVIEW

IDEM's Office of Program Support manages voluntary recognition programs and technical assistance for P2 activities and environmental stewardship activities, such as recycling and waste management activities, in businesses and communities throughout the state.

The Office of Program Support manages the following programs:

  • Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Community Challenge
  • Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP)
  • Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence
  • Household Hazardous Waste Management
  • Indiana Clean Marina Program
  • Indiana E-Cycle
  • Partners for Pollution Prevention
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
  • Unwanted Medicines
  • Voluntary Idling Program

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