- Compliance Inspector Map:
- A map of Indiana counties and the inspectors who work within each county.
- Asbestos Inspectors Map:
- This is a map showing where each of the Asbestos and Lead Section Inspectors work. This map also includes the Regional Office Asbestos and Lead Section Inspectors and their counties.
- Inspectors Special Assignment Sources [PDF] [XLS]
- Complaint Clearinghouse:
- This site provides information on how to submit an air pollution complaint.
- Confidential Compliance and Technical Assistance Program:
- The Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) is IDEM's small business assistance program. CTAP provides confidential assistance to Indiana businesses.
- ECHO (Enforcement and Compliance History Online):
- Learn about U.S. EPA's new searchable compliance and enforcement database, and how you can use it to obtain compliance/enforcement data on regulated facilities.
- IDEM Office of Enforcement:
- This site provides information on enforcement issues and enforcement actions that have been taken on Indiana sources.
- This U.S. EPA site provides information on Region 5 enforcements promoting compliance with federal environmental laws.
- Office of Enforcement Compliance:
- This U.S. EPA site provides compliance information for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), working in partnership with U.S. EPA Regional Offices, State Governments, Tribal Governments and other Federal agencies.
- Dust Suppressents and Suppliers:
- This site provides information on various dust suppressants and those who supply dust suppressants. The purpose of this information is ultimately to control fugitive dust.
- Regional Offices:
- IDEM's Regional Offices can provide assistance on a variety of regional issues.
- Region 5:
- This U.S. EPA site provides general information on Region 5.
- Office of Housing and Urban Development:
- This HUD site provides information on the definition of what lead-based paint is and the regulations, guidelines and policies regarding the lead-based paint disclosure. This site also provides helpful information for parents of young children.
- Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH):
- This link will provide information on various environmental health related issues, lead hazards, health impacts of exposure to lead, lead screenings, and U.S. EPA lead information pamphlets.
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR):
- This site provides information on herbicides, pesticides, open burning, and other air-related issues.
- Indiana State Chemist's Office:
- This site provides information on herbicides, pesticides, and agricultural issues that relate to air issues.
- State Implementation Plan:
- This document is a guide to assist you with the Indiana State Implementation Plan on U.S. EPA and non U.S. EPA approved rules and regulations.
- Chlorofluorcarbons air polluntants aerosols (CFC):
- This U.S. EPA site provides information about aerosols in the stratosphere, and their effect on the ozone layer.
- Chlorofluorcarbons pollutants/toxics (CFC):
- This U.S. EPA site provides information on Class I and Class II ozone depleting substances.
- Environmental Laws and Regulations:
- This site provides information on Title 326 Indiana's Administrative code; which includes all adopted air rules.
- Acid Rain Laws and Regulations:
- This U.S. EPA site provides information on the Federal Acid Rain Laws and Regulations.
- Smoke School Providers:
- The sources appearing on this list have provided smoke school training to Air Compliance Inspectors. This list also provides a link to general smoke school information for nation wide sources.
Stage II Vapor Recovery Description
Stage II Vapor Recovery is the system used to control releases of gasoline vapors when motor vehicles are refueled. A specially designed fuel nozzle is used at the gasoline pump to collect vapors from vehicles' gasoline tank. The collected vapors are either returned to the gasoline station's underground storage tank or combusted in a flare. The primary purpose of the Stage II Vapor Recovery system is to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from the dispensing of gasoline into vehicles. Only Lake, Porter, Clark, and Floyd counties are subject to Stage II Vapor Recovery requirements in Indiana.
Vehicle Tampering Description
Tampering is the removal, rendering inoperative, causing to be removed, or making less operative any motor vehicle emission control device, except for the purpose of motor vehicle disposal or salvage operations. Acts of tampering include removing a catalytic converter from a vehicle and installing a straight pipe, removing the inside of a catalytic converter ("cleaning" it out), removing an air pump or disabling an air pump by removing the air pump belt, or installing a non-standard thermostatic air cleaner. Under state law, it is illegal to sell, lease, rent, or operate a motor vehicle in a tampered condition. Individuals as well as car dealerships, muffler shops, and repair facilities are prohibited from tampering with a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle tampering program focuses upon reducing the amount of mobile source emissions that contribute to ozone formation.
What is open burning?
Open burning is defined under 326 IAC 4-1-0.5(6) as "the burning of any materials wherein air contaminants resulting from combustion are emitted directly into the air, without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber." Open burning is generally prohibited in Indiana. However, there are exceptions, which are described in the rules on Open Burning, found in 326 IAC 4. It also is noteworthy that 326 IAC 4-1-5 states that, "Any person who allows the accumulation or existence of combustible material which constitutes or contributes to a fire causing air pollution may not refute liability for violation of this rule (326 IAC 4-1) on the basis that said fire was set by vandals, accidental, or an act of God."
What is Fugitive Dust?
Fugitive dust means "the generation of particulate matter to the extent that some portion of the material escapes beyond the property line or boundaries of the property, right-of-way, or easement on which the source is located." The state rules on fugitive dust, which apply to all sources of dust (particulate matter) are found in the Indiana Administrative Code under 326 IAC 6-4 and 326 IAC 6-5. However, under 326 IAC 6-4- 6, there are sources and activities that are not considered in violation of the fugitive dust rules. A source or combination of sources may be considered to be generating fugitive dust if the dust is visible crossing the property line at or near ground level.