Indiana Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Indiana Voluntary Remediation of Hazardous Substances and Petroleum Act (Act), Indiana Code (IC) 13-25-5-1 to 13-25-5-23

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Definition: IC 13-11-2-19.3

Application: IC 13-25-5-2

Environmental assessment: IC 13-25-5-3

Eligibility application: IC 13-25-5-4 and IC 13-25-5-5

Voluntary remediation investigation: IC 13-25-5-7

Voluntary remediation agreement: IC 13-25-5-8

Certificate of completion: IC 13-25-5-16

Brownfield tax reduction or waiver: IC 6-1.1-45.5

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality

Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana adopted the Indiana Voluntary Remediation of Hazardous Substances and Petroleum Act (Act) to provide for voluntary remediation of brownfields. Under the Act, Indiana offers liability protection, funding, and technical assistance in the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. See the national section BROWNFIELDS for additional guidance.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Office of Land Quality administers and enforces the Act in Indiana. The IFA provides educational, financial, environmental, technical, and legal assistance.

State Requirements


IC 13-11-2-19.3

A "brownfield" is defined as a parcel of real estate that is abandoned or inactive, or may not be operated at its appropriate use, and on which expansion or redevelopment is complicated because of the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, a contaminant, petroleum, or a petroleum product that poses a risk to ...

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