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In the last legislative session, the statute was amended to repeal the Responsible Party Transfer Law formerly IC 13-25-3, It was repealed effective July 1, 2014, and is no longer in effect.
For 2014, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Water Quality (OWQ) is offering eligible residential well owners the opportunity to have their water tested as part of the statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network. We are seeking eligible well owners in all 92 counties in Indiana to take part in the GWMN. Testing for metals, nitrate-nitrite, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs), alkalinity, pesticide degradates, and general chemistry will be conducted free of charge for 400 qualified well owners across the state. Copies of the analytical results will be provided to the resident at the end of the study, and the resident’s name, mailing address, and specific well location will not be included in publications as part of this sampling effort. Unfortunately, because this is a statewide ground water study that is focused on determining ambient water quality, not all sampling requests can be accommodated. If you are interested in participating in this project, please fill out the online survey: Ground Water Monitoring Network Participation Survey
This document details the current air quality monitoring network and proposed changes planned for 2015.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has released The States’ View of the Air (2014) report. This report highlights the air quality in counties and cities in the United States. Like a report card, IDEM has graded areas on the state of their air quality under the federal standards for ozone and fine particles.
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.