Indiana Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Environmental impact statements: Indiana Code (IC) 13-12-4-1 to 13-12-4-10

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State environmental policy for the Office of Air Quality, 326 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 16-1-2 to 16-3-1

State environmental policy for the Office of Water Quality: 327 IAC 11-1-2 to 11-3-7

State environmental policy for the Office of Land Quality: 329 IAC 5-1-2 to 5-3-7

Environmental policy: IC 13-12-4-5

Applicability: 326 IAC 16-1-3, 327 IAC 11-1-3, and 329 IAC 5-1-3

Environmental assessment: 326 IAC 16-2.1-2, 327 IAC 11-3-2, and 329 IAC 5-3-2

Environmental impact statement (EIS): 326 IAC 16-2.1-3, 327 IAC 11-3-3, and 329 IAC 5-3-3

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Water Quality

IDEM Office of Air Quality

IDEM Office of Land Quality

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1970 requires an environmental impact statement (EIS) when any proposed major federal action will significantly affect the environment. Indiana has EIS requirements for all state agencies when making a recommendation or report on proposed legislation or other state actions that will significantly affect the quality of the state's environment. However, unlike NEPA, under state regulations, the issuance of permits or licenses by an agency does not require an EIS. For more information on NEPA requirements, see the national section ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

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