Indiana PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Disposal of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) in landfills: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 10-20-23 and 329 IAC 4.1-13-1

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Fluorescent light ballasts containing PCBs: 329 IAC 4.1-13-1

Management of PCB wastes: 329 IAC 4.1

Land application of biosolids containing PCBs: 327 IAC 6.1-4-12

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 40 CFR 761

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. PCB wastes in Indiana are regulated by the federal rules under TSCA, as described in the national section PCB MANAGEMENT. Indiana has incorporated by reference selected federal standards and has additional requirements for the handling, storage, and disposal of PCBs in the state.

· Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 5 and IDEM share responsibility for the administration and enforcement of PCB regulations.

State Requirements


Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF)

329 IAC 10-20-23

MSWLFs must implement a program for detecting and preventing the disposal of PCBs at the facility. The program must include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Random inspections of incoming loads, unless the facility takes other steps to ensure that incoming loads do not contain PCB waste. A random inspection program must include the following: --An inspection conducted by an individual trained to identify PCB waste. --Loads must be inspected prior to actual disposal of the waste at the working face to provide the opportunity to refuse acceptance of the waste. --Loads must be inspected in a ...

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