Indiana Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition of solid waste: Indiana Code (IC) 13-11-2-205

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Definition of hazardous waste: IC 13-11-2-99

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-6-1 to 3.1-6-9

Solid waste exclusions:

Recycled scrap metal exclusion: 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(10), 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(11), 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(13), and 329 IAC 3.1-6-4

Use or reuse of secondary materials exclusion: 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(14) and 329 IAC 3.1-6-5

Solvent-contaminated wipes: 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(20)

Hazardous waste exclusions:

Electronic waste: 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(12), 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(17), 329 IAC 3.1-6-4(a)(4), and 329 IAC 16-1-1 to 16-11-1

Solvent-contaminated wipes: 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(20)

Listed hazardous waste: 329 IAC 3.1-6-3 and 329 IAC 3.1-6-2(16)

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Indiana adopts by reference the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste as they apply to cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), the exclusion from the definition of solid waste for recycling certain hazardous secondary materials, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities. The state has added its own state provisions concerning the exclusion of scrap metal from the definition of solid waste and the use or reuse of secondary materials to make products. Indiana excludes certain materials deemed electronic wastes from classification as hazardous waste, ...


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