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Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
The State of Indiana via the undersigned agencies appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule entitled “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” (EGUs) (June 18, 2014, 79 Fed. Reg. 34830). Indiana urges U.S. EPA to withdraw the proposed rule for multiple reasons.
While Indiana urges U.S. EPA to withdraw the proposed rule for multiple reasons as set forth below, the State of Indiana respectfully requests that U.S. EPA take into consideration the technical corrections and comments outlined in the attachments to this letter if it proceeds in finalizing the rule. These comments are the result of a thoughtful, collaborative process between multiple Indiana state agencies with expertise in environmental, utility and natural resource issues.
As a precautionary measure, IDEM is restricting infectious waste processing facilities from accepting and/or processing Category A infectious substances. IDEM is required to notify the public about its permit decisions. For information, please review the following documents.
Category A infectious materials include Ebola waste. For information about Ebola and Ebola waste management, please visit the following websites:
Responsible Property Transfer Law
In the last legislative session, the statute was amended to repeal the Responsible Property Transfer Law formerly IC 13-25-3, It was repealed effective July 1, 2014, and is no longer in effect.
Indiana 2015 Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan
This document details the current air quality monitoring network and proposed changes planned for 2015.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Final Rule on Solvent Contaminated Wipes
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has received numerous questions about adoption and implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Final Rule on Solvent Contaminated Wipes. This document explains IDEM’s current plan for implementing the new U.S. EPA rule.
IDEM wants to help the public stay informed about air pollution regulations, where air pollution comes from, how air pollution is controlled, and how Indiana’s air quality compares with national standards. Reports describing Indiana air quality as some of the worst in the nation are untrue. Air Quality 101, a collection of articles from IDEM Assistant Commissioner Keith Baugues, provides accurate information about air pollution in Indiana.
Our mission as the Emergency Response Section is to protect public health and to mitigate harm during spill events and environmental emergencies. We plan, train, and respond with local, state, and federal agencies to achieve the best results possible.