Governing Law and Regulations
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.