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Compliance and 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

  • October 15:
  • October 20:
    • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (available on the IDEM Forms page) due for the prior quarter’s activity for disposal of hazardous waste onsite through underground injection or by other methods.
  • October 28:
    • Quarterly Non-Compliance Report due for delegated water Pretreatment Programs (unless otherwise permitted to submit report in November).
  • October 30:
    • Air Quarterly Deviation and Compliance Monitoring Report due for July through September. Check your permit to determine if you are on a quarterly or semi-annual reporting schedule.
    • Quarterly Air Permit reports (e.g., usage reports) due for July through September.
  • October 31:
  • November 15:
    • Underground Storage Tank (UST) fee of fourth or last payment due if paying the fee in four installments.
  • November 28:
    • Quarterly Non-Compliance Report due for those delegated water Pretreatment Programs allowed to submit in November (otherwise due in October).

Featured Topics

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.

Wastewater Operator Certification Examination Available at 25 Ivy Tech Locations!

The Wastewater Operator Certification Examination may now be taken electronically at 25 different Ivy Tech locations [PDF] having testing facilities. Ivy Tech testing centers provide a controlled environment and are generally available six (6) days a week.

Prior to taking the examination, the Application for Wastewater Operator Certification Examination form (available on the IDEM Forms page), must be completed and submitted to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) with a $30 application fee. Once IDEM approves the application, the applicant will receive an approval letter. (Please note, this approval letter must be submitted to Ivy Tech upon taking the examination.) Ivy Tech should then be contacted to make a reservation to take the examination. A $30 proctor fee will be required. Once the examination has been completed, the results will be shared immediately.

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.

Need to Obtain a Replacement Bucket for Automotive Mercury Switches?

To help reduce the amount of mercury in recycled steel and meet Indiana law, IC 13-20-17.7, requiring motor vehicle recyclers to remove mercury switches for end of life vehicles. Instructions as to collecting, storing, transporting, and recycling or properly disposing of mercury switches is provided to vehicle recyclers upon enrolling in the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program through End of Life Vehicles Solutions (ELVS).

End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS) contractor, EQ Industrial Service, Inc. (EQ), who provides auto salvage recyclers with shipping buckets for automotive mercury switches, has relocated its mercury switch buckets operations to a new location. All mercury switch buckets will now be shipped to a new location in Detroit. The United Parcel Service (UPS) will forward any buckets using the old pre-paid shipping labels to the new location. EQ notified auto salvage recyclers of the change in address and phone number. They will also send new shipping labels with the replacement buckets. The new EQ address and contact information is as follows:

2000 East Ferry Street
Detroit, MI 48211

  • Phone: (800) 495-6059
  • Email: elvsbuckets at

In the future, for all of your mercury switch bucket needs please contact EQ at (800) 495-6059 or “elvsbuskets at”.