Indiana Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste land treatment rules: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-15-5, 329 IAC 3.1-9-1, and 329 IAC 3.1-10-1 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency
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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 by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste land treatment facilities. In addition, owners and operators of land treatment facilities must comply with additional permit application procedures, pay various state fees, and, if using the land treatment facility for disposal, comply with regulations pertaining to hazardous waste disposal facilities.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Compliance and Response Branch administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Indiana.

State Requirements


Indiana's permit requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules requiring a permit application fee, an annual operating fee, additional permit application information, and facility siting requirements. To review Indiana's disposal facility permit application requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.


All land treatment facilities used for disposal of hazardous waste are responsible for paying a quarterly land disposal tax to IDEM and submitting monthly reports to the county board of health where the facility is located. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

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