Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Site Investigation Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Indiana has its own Superfund rules that apply to sites contaminated by hazardous substances. The state's rules apply to hazardous substance response sites in addition to those on the National Priorities List (NPL) under 40 CFR 300, Appendix B. Although the state's program is not as extensive as the federal Superfund program, it does give IDEM authority to investigate contaminated sites and includes a funding mechanism.
The state's Superfund rules are in addition to the federal Superfund program.
· Administration and enforcement. IDEM administers and enforces the state Superfund rules in Indiana.
State Superfund Rules
IDEM's Site Investigation (SI) Program was established to fulfill the assessment portion of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 or Superfund Program for the state of Indiana. Under the Program, IDEM assesses potential hazardous waste sites, and prioritizes them for cleanup according to their impact to human health and/or the environment. Investigations are conducted in order to evaluate sites for their potential to be placed on either the NPL or IDEM's Commissioner's Bulletin. SIs include assessing conditions or practices at a site to determine whether they do ...