Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Research Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana has the authority to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) listed wastes in accordance with the federal rules. Indiana adopts the federal rules that allow for petitions to exclude a waste from the hazardous waste list. Waste generators may file a delisting petition with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) if the generator believes that, based on the analysis of a particular wastestream, a certain listed waste generated at a specific site is not hazardous.
Since Indiana has EPA authorization to administer a delisting program in place of the federal program, any facility that transports waste to Indiana must obtain delisting approval from the state before it can manage the waste as nonhazardous in Indiana. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for guidance.
Indiana has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste lists and has identified additional chemical munitions as hazardous waste. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information.
There are two general types of hazardous waste—characteristic and listed. Characteristic hazardous wastes are designated hazardous because they exhibit dangerous properties such as corrosivity, ignitability, reactivity, or toxicity. ...