Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous substances: Indiana Code (IC) 13-11-2-98
Extremely hazardous substances: IC 13-11-2-76
Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Indiana Fire Code, 2008 Edition: 675 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 22-2.4-1
Underground storage tanks (USTs): IC 13-23-1-1 to 13-23-14-4 and regulations at 329 IAC 9-1-1 to 9-8-25
Hazardous materials transporters: IC 8-2.1-24-18
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Division of Fire and Building Safety Office of the State Fire Marshal
Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
U.S. 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. Hazardous substances are part of a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, and hazardous wastes. Indiana has adopted the federal definitions for "hazardous substance" and "extremely hazardous substance." See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.
Indiana's State Fire Prevention Code requires approval by the state fire marshal for AST installation. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Indiana.
The state's UST requirements are similar to the federal UST rules, with additional provisions for annual tank fees and state notification forms. The Office of the State Fire Marshal is responsible for enforcing the Indiana Fire Prevention Code, including the regulation of USTs and the certification of UST contractors. The Office of the State Fire Marshal ...