Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (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. Indiana's closure and post-closure rules for permitted TSDFs are the same as federal requirements. The rules for interim-status facilities are also the same as the federal rules with one variation in connection with the submission of closure or post-closure plans. In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Indiana follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments.
• Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Office of Land Quality administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure requirements in Indiana.
329 IAC 3.1-10-2(13) and 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(14)
Under the federal rules, an interim-status TSDF must submit its closure or post-closure plan no later than 15 days after either:
- Termination of interim status except when a permit is issued simultaneously with termination of interim status; or
- The issuance of a judicial decree or ...