Indiana Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: Indiana Code (IC) 13-22 and regulations at 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-1-1 to 3.1-16-2 and 329 IAC 13-1-1 to 13-1-6

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

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); handlers of universal wastes; and handlers of used oil.

Note: Indiana regulates more wastes as hazardous wastes than are regulated as hazardous wastes under the federal rules. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information. Those who generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of an Indiana-listed hazardous waste are subject to the state's hazardous waste management rules.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows IDEM's Office of Land Quality to enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, Indiana's hazardous waste management rules must be at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal hazardous waste RCRA rules at the time of authorization. To maintain federal authorization, IDEM must adopt ...

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