Indiana Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-9-1, 329 IAC 3.1-9-2(3), and 329 IAC 3.1-9-2(4); 329 IAC 3.1-10-1, 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(5), and 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(6) (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste generators: 329 IAC 3.1-7-1

Spill plan reporting requirements: 327 IAC 2-6.1


Evacuation notification: 329 IAC 3.1-9-2(3) and 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(5)

Incident report: 329 IAC 3.1-9-2(4) and 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(6)

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality (OLQ) Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators, permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and interim-status TSDFs. The state adds requirements to the evacuation notification and the report that is required within 15 days of the incident as well as concerning who must be notified in the event an evacuation is necessary.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Office of Land Quality administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in Indiana.

State Requirements


Emergency Notification

329 IAC 3.1-9-2(3) and 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(5)

If the emergency coordinator is required to report his or her findings because a release, fire, or explosion has occurred which could threaten human health or the environment outside the facility, the emergency ...

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