Indiana Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 327 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 15-1-1 to 15-16-13

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Confined Feeding Control Law, Indiana Code (IC) 13-18-10

CAFOs: 327 IAC 15-16-1 to 15-16-13

Permit applications: 327 IAC 15-16-5

Performance standards and effluent limitations: 327 IAC 15-16-7

Nutrient management: 327 IAC 15-16-9

Annual report: 327 IAC 15-16-10

Confined feeding operations (CFOs): 327 IAC 19-1-1 to 19-16-3

Performance standards: 327 IAC 19-3-1

Applications: 327 IAC 19-7-1 to 19-7-5

Approval renewals: 327 IAC 19-8-1 to 19-8-3

Operating record: 327 IAC 19-9-1

Stormwater management: 327 IAC 19-11-1 and 327 IAC 19-11-2

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana is authorized to administer the state permits, general permits, and federal permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program in Indiana. Indiana's NPDES permit rules include permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are more stringent than federal rules. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) criteria for CAFO regulations include requirements for both large- and medium-sized CAFOs. See the national section AG WASTE for additional guidance on these definitions and requirements.

In addition to the national program, the IDEM regulates operations that fall below the medium CAFO definition under the Indiana ...


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