Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality (OLQ) Compliance and Response Branch
IDEM OLQ Compliance and Response Branch Underground Storage Tank Section
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Division of Fire and Building Services
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Office
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Indiana has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain ...