Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Voluntary Remediation of Hazardous Substances and Petroleum Act (Act), Indiana Code 13-25-5-1 to 13-25-5-23
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality (OLQ)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Indiana Legislature repealed the Responsible Party Transfer Law. However, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) provides for innocent landowner defenses on federal properties where "all appropriate inquiry" has been conducted. See the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER for more information on this standard.
For more information on contaminated sites, see the state section SUPERFUND. In addition to this section, management of older abandoned commercial sites is discussed in the state section BROWNFIELDS. For information on transfer of sites that actively manage hazardous wastes, see the state sections RCRA and CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS.
• Administration and enforcement. IDEM's OLQ is responsible for the administration and enforcement of requirements concerning contaminated sites In Indiana.