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 large quantity generators (LQGs): 329 IAC 3.1-7-1

Spill plan reporting requirements: 327 IAC 2-6.1

Notification by TSDFs:

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 Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Illinois as of December 26, 2019, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans and adds requirements to the evacuation notification and the report that TSDFs are required to file within 15 days of the incident as well as concerning who must be notified if an evacuation is necessary.

Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) Office of Land Quality administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in Indiana.

State Requirements


Evacuation Notification

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

If the TSDF's emergency ...

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