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 has adopted by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of December 26, 2019, which includes standards that allow generators to treat hazardous waste on-site. In addition, Indiana's permit requirements for hazardous waste treatment facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules requiring a permit application fee, various waste management fees, additional permit application information, and facility siting requirements. See the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES to review these requirements and fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) Compliance and Response Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in Indiana.
GENERATOR ON-SITE TREATMENT
329 IAC 3.1-7-1
As under the federal rules, Indiana allows hazardous waste generators to treat hazardous waste on-site without a permit, provided the generator treats hazardous waste in accumulation units such as tanks or containers that are in ...