Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. At present, Indiana has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste landfill regulations and has additional state provisions that are more stringent than the federal requirements. These state requirements pertain to lab packs and the state's facility disposal tax.
Indiana has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. In addition, the federal solid waste landfill requirements apply in Indiana. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Office of Land Quality administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Indiana.
HAZARDOUS WASTE LANDFILLS
329 IAC 3.1-9-2(19) to (20)
Under the federal rules, lab packs may be incinerated in accordance with 40 CFR 268.42(c)(1) in fiber drums in place of metal outer containers. Indiana ...