Indiana Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-15-4 and 329 IAC 3.1-14-6

Electronic waste facilities: 329 IAC 16-1-1 and 329 IAC 16-11-1

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) management: 329 IAC 3.1-15 and 329 IAC 4.1-12-1

Pesticide business: 355 IAC 4-3-1 to 4-3-4

Solid waste:

Disposal facilities: 329 IAC 10-39-1 to 10-39-11

Processing facilities: 329 IAC 11-16-1 to 11-16-3

Transfer stations: 329 IAC 11-16-2

Waste tire storage sites: 329 IAC 15-3-2(3), 329 IAC 15-5-1, and 329 IAC 15-5-3 to 15-5-12

Waste tire processing operations: 329 IAC 15-3-7.5(2), 329 IAC 15-5-1, and 329 IAC 15-5-3 to 15-5-12

Waste tire transporters: 329 IAC 15-5-2

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 328 IAC 1-1-1 to 1-7-2 and 329 IAC 9-8-4

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); electronic waste facilities; and pesticide businesses. Indiana also follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs), and has established the UST Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF), which can be used as a financial assurance mechanism.

Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) administers and enforces the financial responsibility requirements for TSDFs, pesticide businesses, and USTs in Indiana. The Office of the Indiana State Chemist ...


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