Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Office of Indiana State Chemist
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fire and Building Safety Division State Fire Marshal
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana has state-specific leak detection requirements for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and fugitive air emissions. The state follows federal rules that require a method of leak detection for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the state sections ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS, HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE, OIL SPILLS, SPILL PREVENTION SPCC—PLAN, and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.
The state's pollution control rules require leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements. Refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review state leak response and reporting requirements.
Indiana follows federal requirements that require municipal solid waste landfills to implement a leak detection program. See the national section LANDFILLS for additional information.
• Administration and enforcement. IDEM administers and enforces the leak detection rules in Indiana. DHS administers and ...