Indiana RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: Indiana Code (IC) 13-22 and regulations at 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1 and 329 IAC 16

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste management law and rules: IC 13-19, IC 13-20, IC 13-21, and regulations at 329 IAC 10, 329 IAC 11, 329 IAC 12, 329 IAC 13, 329 IAC 15, and 329 IAC 16

Underground storage tank (UST) management law and rules: IC 13-23 and regulations at 328 IAC 1-1-1 to 1-7-2 and 329 IAC 9-1-1 to 9-8-25

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Indiana RCRA Resources

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Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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