Indiana Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Indiana Emergency Planning and Notification Act, Indiana Code (IC) 13-25-2 et seq.

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Material safety data sheet/safety data sheet reporting: IC 13-25-2-8

Hazardous chemical inventory: IC 13-25-2-9 and IC 13-25-2-10

Fees: IC 6-6-10-6

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC)

Indiana Department of Revenue

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:

—Emergency planning notifications (EPCRA Section 302);

—Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. The IDEM and the IERC jointly administer and enforce the community right-to-know rules in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Revenue processes the Hazardous Chemical Inventory Fee Return (HC-500).

State Requirements


Indiana follows federal EPCRA Section 302 that requires facilities to provide a onetime notification to SERC and the LEPC identifying the facility as being subject to emergency planning requirements due to the presence of any ...

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Indiana Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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