Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC)
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Division of Emergency Response
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
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 federal emergency planning and response regulations, with additional state requirements for agricultural waste, electronic waste, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, and used oil. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal emergency requirements.
Indiana has adopted federal rules for emergency planning for hazardous chemicals in the workplace. For more information, see the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.
• Administration and enforcement. The DHS is Indiana's lead agency for the coordination of emergency management programs and response measures. IDEM administers the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements. LEPCs and local fire departments throughout the state have been delegated some authority for administration