Indiana Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Indiana Code (IC) 13-23-1-1 to 13-23-14-4 and regulations at 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 9-1-1 to 9-8-25

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Applicability: 329 IAC 9-1-1

Notification: 329 IAC 9-2-2 and 329 IAC 9-3-1

Release detection certification: 329 IAC 9-2-3

Operation and maintenance: 329 IAC 9-1-1

Closure: 329 IAC 9-6-2.1 to 9-6-5

Delivery prohibition: 329 IAC 9-4.5

Fees: IC 13-23-12-1 to 13-23-12-6

Release reporting: 329 IAC 9-4-4

Recordkeeping: 329 IAC 9-3-1(c)

Professional certification: 675 IAC 12-12-1 to 12-12-7

Petroleum cleanup fund: UST Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF), 328 IAC 1-1-1 to 1-7-2

Financial assurance: 328 IAC 1-7-1 and 328 IAC 1-7-2

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality (OLQ) UST Section

IDEM OLQ Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Section

IDEM OLQ Compliance and Response Branch Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF)

Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Division of Fire and Building Safety (DFBS)

Local fire departments

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana regulates all underground storage tanks (USTs) included in the federal program. The state has adopted most of the federal requirements as revised in 2015 by reference, including technical standards and the requirements for operator training, operation and maintenance, and corrective action. Indiana has its own requirements for notification; delivery prohibition; closure; registration fees; UST installer certification; and a fund for cleanup costs and third-party claims. The state also has its own UST notification form.

Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Department of ...

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