Governing Law and Regulations
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 incorporates by reference the federal requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Indiana as of December 26, 2019. Generators should review the national sections ACCUMULATION TIME and HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for more information. The state has more stringent storage facility permit standards. See the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information.
In addition, Indiana has its own rules for the management of lead-acid batteries, including storage, transportation, and disposal by retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, other storage ...