Indiana Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Spill reporting, containment, and response: 327 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 2-6.1-1 to 2-6.1-9

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Oil spill response: 327 IAC 2-6.1-1

Special areas: 327 IAC 2-6.1-2

Exclusions: 327 IAC 2-6.1-3

Oral spill report: 327 IAC 2-6.1-4

Reportable spills: 327 IAC 2-6.1-5

Transportation vehicles: 327 IAC 2-6.1-6

Spill response: 327 IAC 2-6.1-7

Letter of compliance: 327 IAC 2-6.1-9

On-scene coordinator: 327 IAC 2-6.1-4(12)

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Emergency Response Section

Indiana State Emergency Management Agency Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

Oil Spills IDEM Emergency Response Section 1-888-233-7745 for in-state calls (toll free) 317-233-7745 for out-of-state calls

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana generally follows the federal rules for oil spill response. For additional federal oil spill requirements, see the national section OIL SPILLS.

Indiana has adopted its own rules in addition to the federal rules and requires anyone responsible for a discharge of oil to immediately report the spill to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) Office of Land Quality's Emergency Response Section.

Administration and enforcement. The IERC is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's oil spill planning rules. IDEM's Emergency Response Section is responsible for responding to oil spills in Indiana.

State Requirements


327 IAC 2-6.1-1

Indiana requires the reporting, containment ...

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