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Compliance and Technical Assistance Program

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The Compliance Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) is your one-stop shop for environmental regulatory compliance needs. Staff with experience in all environmental programs are ready to provide technical and confidential compliance assistance on a wide array of environmental topics.

Upcoming Compliance Due Dates

  • February 1:
  • February 15:
    • Solid Waste Annual Operation fee is due 3 days after the invoice is generated for on-site disposal activities as of January 1st of the billing year. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month
    • For hazardous waste, the annual operation fee is due 30 days after the invoice is generated for facilities that dispose, incinerate, store, treat, generate (LQG only), manage post closure activity, and/or manage groundwater compliance sampling. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month.
    • Title V Air Permit annual fees are due 30 days after the invoice is generated. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month.
  • February 28:
    • Quarterly Non-Compliance Report due for those delegated water Pretreatment Programs allowed to submit in February (otherwise due in January).
  • March 1:
    • HC-500 Hazardous Inventory Fee due for previous year’s report of Chemical Inventory (Tier II Report). This form is no longer mailed to taxpayers.
    • Annual Manifest Report due every year for Small Quantity Generators and Biennial manifest report is due every odd numbered calendar year (e.g., 2017) for Large Quantity Generators and Treatment, Storage, Disposal facilities.
    • Tier II Reports due to the State Emergency Response Commission, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and Local Fire Department.
  • March 15:
    • NPDES Annual Bills (Wastewater Treatment as well as Storm Water Permits) are due for every active permit as of January 1 of the current year (except General Permit Coal Mines which are due on their anniversary date), or first quarter payment due if paying Annual Bill in quarterly installments. 10% late fees apply after this date.
    • FESOP Air Permit annual fees are due 30 days after the invoice is generated. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month.
  • March 31:
    • Annual Green House Gas (GHG) Reports are due to U.S. EPA if your facility is part of the 41 source categories in 40 CFR 98 (otherwise report is due September 28)
      • Note: There is no need to submit the GHG Report to IDEM.
    • Annual Water Withdraw Report is due for facilities that have the capability of withdrawing more than one hundred thousand (100,000) gallons of ground water, surface water, or ground and surface water combined in one (1) day.

Featured Topics

Changes Affecting Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (SARA Title III) Reporting

Effective July 1, 2015, Senate Bill 484 transferred the responsibility for administering Indiana’s reporting program under Title III of the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III) from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). All Hazardous Chemical Inventory/Tier II reports are now due to be submitted to IDHS [PDF], beginning January 1, 2016.

In addition, IDHS has developed Tier 2 Manager, a new online portal designed to act as a unified reporting, notification, and fee payment system. Facilities no longer need submit separate Tier 2 reports to ISDH, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the local fire department and can pay their Hazardous Chemical Inventory Fee (HC-500) through Tier 2 Manager via credit card or e-check.

IDHS is conducting workshops [PDF] on the new reporting system. Interested parties should RSVP to the appropriate workshop contact.

Management of Contaminated Wipes and Reusable Cloth

On July 3, 2015 the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Hazardous Waste Updates, LSA Document #14-288(F) [PDF], rulemaking became effective. This rulemaking incorporates by reference federal revisions to conditionally exclude solvent-contaminated wipes from solid waste requirements if the wipes are cleaned and reused in accordance with 40 CFR 261.4(a)(26) and hazardous waste requirements if the wipes are disposed in accordance with 40 CFR 261.4(b)(18).

As a result of this incorporation by reference of federal revision, Waste-0010-NPD, Management of Contaminated Wipes, has been repealed. In-lieu of Waste-0010-NPD, IDEM has developed the Management of Contaminated Wipes and Reusable Cloth Items [PDF] guidance document.

This document provides hazardous waste generators, handlers, and other interested parties an overview of the federal Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule, as well as IDEM’s current policy for the management of wipes, gloves, clothing, and cloth items that are contaminated with other hazardous waste. IDEM’s Office of Land Quality (OLQ) Hazardous Waste Resources webpage provides further guidance.

Top Five Underground Storage Tank Inspection Violations

In 2014 the most common Underground Storage Tank (UST) violations involved:

  • Failure to complete operator training.
  • Failure to perform monthly tank leak detection monitoring.
  • Failure to report suspected releases.
  • Failure to meet 1998 requirements for equipment upgrades.
  • Release detection piping.

To learn more about these top five common violations and how to resolve them, please refer to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s recommendations.

2015 NetDMR Incentive Available!

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is offering a new incentive for Indiana certified wastewater operators [PDF] who prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR), Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR) or Monthly Reports of Operation (MRO) and have not yet utilized NetDMR. If the NetDMR enrollment process has been completed and a DMR as well as any applicable MMR or MRO has been successfully submitted utilizing NetDMR live/production prior to the effective date of the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting rule (anticipated to be by the end of 2015) or by December 31, 2015, whichever comes first, IDEM will grant two technical contact hours toward the renewal of a wastewater operator’s license.

Please note, to gain the two technical contact hours the congratulatory e-mail (e-mail received from IDEM upon successful submittal of DMR along with its corresponding MMR/MRO) must be submitted with the Wastewater Operator/Apprentice Continuing Education Credit Report - State Form 51139 (available on the IDEM Forms page) to IDEM. This incentive is only available once per person per permit.