Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana incorporates by reference the federal regulations for universal waste. Indiana's universal waste rule adds some requirements to the petition procedures set forth at 40 CFR 273, Subpart G; gives additional suggestions for labeling universal waste; and prohibits the intentional breaking or crushing of universal waste lamps.
• Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) Compliance and Response Branch administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Indiana.
329 IAC 3.1-16-2(a)(2) to 3.1-16-2(a)(4)
In addition to the labeling phrases set forth at 40 CFR 273.34, Indiana allows the universal waste handler to use "other words that accurately identify" the universal waste.
329 IAC 3.1-16-2(a)(1) and 329 IAC 3.1-16-2(a)(5)
In addition to following the federal universal waste prohibitions, Indiana prohibits small quantity handlers of universal waste and large quantity handlers of universal waste from intentionally breaking or crushing universal waste lamps.
For access to the Universal Waste Rule Guidance document, click here.