Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Research Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste lists and has identified additional chemical munitions as hazardous waste. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure that allows persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. In Indiana, delisting petitions are submitted to and reviewed by EPA Region 5. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Office of Land Quality is responsible for administering and enforcing the rules for listed wastes in Indiana.
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In addition to the federal list of hazardous wastes, the following chemical munitions are identified as acute ...