Indiana Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-9-1 and 329 IAC 3.1-10-1 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency
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Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana has adopted by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste surface impoundments, including the federal organic air emission standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use surface impoundments must comply with additional permit application procedures, pay various state fees, and, if using the surface impoundment for disposal, comply with regulations pertaining to hazardous waste disposal facilities.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Compliance and Response Branch administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Indiana.

State Requirements

FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES

Indiana's permit requirements for TSDFs include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules requiring a permit application fee, an annual operating fee, additional permit application information, and local facility siting requirements. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review these requirements and fees.

LAND DISPOSAL

Operators of hazardous waste land disposal facilities, including surface impoundments, are responsible for paying a quarterly land disposal tax to IDEM and submitting monthly reports to the county board of health where the facility ...


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