Indiana Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-9-1, 329 IAC 3.1-9-3, 329 IAC 3.1-10-1, and 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(16) to 3.1-10-2(18) (interim status)

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Secondary containment deadlines: 329 IAC 3.1-10-2(17) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana has adopted the federal rules for tanks that store or treat hazardous waste and substituted the state's own deadlines for secondary containment.

In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Compliance and Response Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in Indiana.

State Requirements


329 IAC 3.1-10-2(17)

IDEM's secondary containment installation deadlines for interim-status facilities differ from the federal rules because the state allows more time for existing tanks to complete installation.

Note: State law applies for the secondary containment installation deadlines because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has authorized Indiana to set these later deadlines. IDEM deadlines depend on the construction of the tank and the waste being stored.


Indiana's permit requirements for hazardous waste tanks include the federal standards plus ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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