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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDEM > Compliance > Land Compliance > Auto Salvage > Auto Salvage Recyclers Environmental Self-Audit Workbook > Auto Salvage Recyclers: Instructions Instructions

To participate in the Auto Salvage Recycler Program, you will need to complete the environmental self-audit checklist, all necessary return-to-compliance (RTC) forms, the certification statement, and submit them to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). These steps are outlined below.

1. Complete the environmental self-audit checklist form.

The environmental self-audit checklist form is included in the appendix of this guide. You should use Sections A through J of this guide to help you complete the form. These sections of the workbook correspond with the sections of the checklist and contain explanations that will help you answer the checklist questions. See the box below for an example of questions that are used in this workbook.

(1) Do you crush vehicles at your facility?

The workbook sections also include information and resources to help you manage your business’s environmental needs while utilizing best management practices (BMPs). Information placed in orange boxes similar to this refers to BMPs. While not required by regulation, BMPs will help you run your business in a more cost effective and environmentally-safe manner.

2. Complete any necessary return-to-compliance (RTC) plan form(s).

On the environmental self-audit checklist form, you will select "YES” or “NO” for each question. You will notice that sometimes the “YES” or “NO” is followed by “Submit RTC”. For each of your answers that include the note “Submit RTC”, you will need to complete and submit a separate return-to-compliance plan form (RTC). Copy and use the RTC plan form located in the appendix of this guide as needed.

3. Complete the certification statement form.

After you have completed the environmental self-audit checklist and all necessary RTC forms, please complete and sign the certification statement.

4. Mail the forms.

This is the final step. Take all of your completed forms (the environmental self-audit checklist, all necessary RTC forms, and the certification statement) and mail them together to the address provided on the forms.

The following forms are available on the IDEM Forms page:

  • Environmental Self-audit Checklist
  • Return-to-Compliance Plan
  • Certification Statement Form

Contact IDEM’s Industrial Waste Compliance Section:

(800) 451-6027 ext. 4-6951
or (317) 234-6951.

Auto Salvage Recyclers Workbook