Indiana Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste exports: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-7-1 and 329 IAC 3.1-7-2

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Hazardous materials transporters: Indiana Code (IC) 8-2.1-17-1 to 8-2.1-17-17


Batteries containing mercury: IC 13-20-17-1 to 13-20-17-5

Mercury products: IC 13-20-17.5-1 to 13-20-17.5-7

Phosphates: IC 13-18-9-1 to 13-18-9-6 and regulations at 327 IAC 2-5-1

Exceptions: IC 13-18-9-1

Permit: 327 IAC 2-5-1

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

Indiana State Police (ISP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles License Branch

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana legislation bans specific products containing mercury, aimed at reducing mercury in the environment. In addition, Indiana has passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in cleaning detergents sold in the state.

Indiana has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations for the import and export of chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contains certain hazardous ...

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