Indiana Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Disposal facility design and operating rules: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-9 and 329 IAC 3.1-10 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste disposal facility permit rules and fees: Indiana Code (IC) 13-15-1-3 to 13-15-7, IC 13-22-3-1 to 13-22-3-10, and 329 IAC 3.1-13-1 to 3.1-13-21

Land disposal tax: IC 13-22-12-3.5 and IC 13-22-12-3.6

Monthly disposal report: IC 13-22-6-1

Land disposal restrictions: 329 IAC 3.1-12-1 and 329 IAC 3.1-12-2

Electronic wastes: 329 IAC 16-1-1 to 16-11-5

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality (OLQ) Compliance Branch Hazardous Waste Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana's hazardous waste disposal rules include the federal requirements by reference and the state's more stringent rules covering hazardous waste land disposal tax, disposal facility permit fees, and monthly disposal reports.

Administration and enforcement. The Office of Land Quality of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Indiana.

State Requirements


IC 13-22-12-3.5 and IC 13-22-12-3.6

Hazardous waste land disposal facilities in Indiana—which include landfills, surface impoundments, and underground injection wells—must pay an annual land disposal tax to the IDEM.

The land disposal facility operator is taxed $11.50 for each ton of hazardous waste that was generated in Indiana and disposed of at the operator's hazardous waste land disposal facility. If hazardous waste is mixed with or dissolved or suspended ...

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