Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Emergency Planning and Notification Act, Indiana Code (IC) 13-25-2 et seq.
Material safety data sheet/safety data sheet reporting: IC 13-25-2-8
Hazardous chemical inventory: IC 13-25-2-9 and IC 13-25-2-10
Fees: IC 6-6-10-6
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC)
Indiana Department of Revenue
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:
—Emergency planning notifications (EPCRA Section 302);
—Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and
—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. The IDEM and the IERC jointly administer and enforce the community right-to-know rules in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Revenue processes the Hazardous Chemical Inventory Fee Return (HC-500).
EMERGENCY PLANNING NOTIFICATIONS
Indiana follows federal EPCRA Section 302 that requires facilities to provide a onetime notification to SERC and the LEPC identifying the facility as being subject to emergency planning requirements due to the presence of any ...