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LSA Document #08-206

This is a notice of rule review as described in IC 13-14-9.5-1.1, which describes types of rules that do not expire after seven years. These types of rules are: (1) rules required to receive or maintain delegation, primacy, or approval for implementation or operation of a program established under federal law; and (2) rules required to begin or continue receiving federal funding for implementation or operation of a program.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is required to publish a list of these rules that have been effective for seven years and request comment, in a 30 day comment period, on any specific rule that should be reviewed through the regular rulemaking process under IC 13-14-9. IDEM must also provide notice of a public hearing before the Water Pollution Control Board (board) concerning this IC 13-14-9.5-1.1 rule review. IDEM will respond to all comments received during the comment period and provide the comments and responses to the board during the public hearing. The board, after considering the comments, responses, and testimony at the hearing, will direct IDEM on whether additional rulemaking actions must be started to address concerns raised to the board.

IC 13-14-9.5-1.1 requires this notice to contain the information described under IC 13-14-9-4(a)(5) through IC 13-14-9-4(a)(7) regarding restrictions and requirements of the listed rules that are not imposed under federal law. The listed rules at:
(1) 327 IAC 2-1 and 327 IAC 2-1.5 establish water quality standards for waters of the state and specifically for the Great Lakes System, respectively;
(2) 327 IAC 5-2 and 327 IAC 5-4 concern rules regarding the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES);
(3) 327 IAC 15-2 and 327 IAC 15-4 concern rules regarding the NPDES General Permit System;
(4) 327 IAC 8-2 and 327 IAC 8-2.1 establish the drinking water standards and the water treatment systems' consumer confidence reports; and
(5) 327 IAC 8-12 concern the water treatment certified operators' requirements.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the authority for water quality standards and NPDES rules. Because of the variability of waters across the nation, the federal regulations under the CWA do not specify exact standards for the states but do require the states to establish standards that are federally reviewed and approved in order for a state to have delegation to conduct the NPDES program for the state. Indiana is a delegated state and, as such, the water quality standards and NPDES rules have been federally approved. The NPDES General Permit System rules are permissible under the CWA but are not required. However, as general permits are a simplified version of NPDES permitting for those categories of dischargers in one geographic area with the same or substantially similar types of operations with similar operational and monitoring requirements, they are an effective and efficient permitting tool desired by the various categories of dischargers for which general permits are established.
The drinking water standards and the consumer confidence reports are federally required under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Indiana must have regulations as stringent as the federal safe drinking water standards and associated rules, including the consumer confidence reporting rules, so that IDEM may maintain primacy (primary enforcement authority) for the safe drinking water programs and receive available federal funding. The rules for water treatment certified operators are partially required by the SDWA as well as state statute at IC 13-18-11.

The following is a list of rules in 327 IAC that have been effective for seven years and are: (1) required to receive or maintain delegation, primacy, or approval for implementation or operation of a program established under federal law; or (2) required to begin or continue receiving federal funding for implementation or operation of a program:

Rule 1. Water Quality Standards Applicable to All State Waters Except Waters of the State Within the Great Lakes System 

327 IAC 2-1-1  Applicability of rule 
327 IAC 2-1-1.5  Water quality goals 
327 IAC 2-1-2  Maintenance of surface water quality standards 
327 IAC 2-1-4  Mixing zone guidelines 
327 IAC 2-1-8.4  Determination of the terrestrial life cycle safe concentration (TLSC) 
327 IAC 2-1-8.5  Determination of the human life cycle safe concentration (HLSC) 
327 IAC 2-1-8.6  Determination of concentration providing an acceptable degree of protection to public health for cancer 
327 IAC 2-1-8.8  Variances from water quality standards; conditions 
327 IAC 2-1-11  Limited and exceptional use; designated waters 
Rule 1.5. Water Quality Standards Applicable to All State Waters Within the Great Lakes System 
327 IAC 2-1.5-1  Applicability of rule 
327 IAC 2-1.5-3  Water quality goals 
327 IAC 2-1.5-4  Antidegradation standard 
327 IAC 2-1.5-7  Mixing zone guidelines 
327 IAC 2-1.5-12  Determination of Tier II aquatic life values 
327 IAC 2-1.5-13  Determination of bioaccumulation factors (BAFs) 
327 IAC 2-1.5-14  Determination of human health criteria and values 
327 IAC 2-1.5-15  Determination of wildlife criteria 
327 IAC 2-1.5-17  Variances from water quality standards for point sources 
327 IAC 2-1.5-19  Limited use waters and outstanding state resource waters 
Rule 2. Basic NPDES Requirements 
327 IAC 5-2-1  Purpose and scope 
327 IAC 5-2-2  Requirement to have a permit 
327 IAC 5-2-3  Permit application 
327 IAC 5-2-4  Exclusions 
327 IAC 5-2-5  Effect of permit issuance 
327 IAC 5-2-6  Duration of permits and transferability of permits 
327 IAC 5-2-7  Prohibitions 
327 IAC 5-2-8  Conditions applicable to all permits 
327 IAC 5-2-11  Considerations in the calculation and specification of effluent limitations 
327 IAC 5-2-11.3  Great Lakes system dischargers antidegradation implementation procedures 
327 IAC 5-2-11.7  Great Lakes system dischargers interim antidegradation implementation procedures for outstanding state resource waters 
327 IAC 5-2-12  Schedules of compliance 
327 IAC 5-2-12.1  Great Lakes systems dischargers; schedules of compliance 
327 IAC 5-2-14  Recording of monitoring results 
327 IAC 5-2-16  Permit modification, revocation and reissuance, and termination 
327 IAC 5-2-17  New sources and new dischargers 
327 IAC 5-2-18  Basic NPDES requirements; public access to information 
327 IAC 5-2-19  Transmission of information to EPA 
327 IAC 5-2-20  Enforcement 
327 IAC 5-2-22  Signatories to permit applications and reports 
327 IAC 5-2-23  Primary industrial point source categories 
Rule 4. Special NPDES Programs 
327 IAC 5-4-1  Purpose 
327 IAC 5-4-2  Underground injection of pollutants 
327 IAC 5-4-4  Concentrated aquatic animal production facilities 
327 IAC 5-4-5  Aquaculture projects 
327 IAC 5-4-7  Silvicultural activities 
Rule 2. Drinking Water Standards 
327 IAC 8-2-2  Applicability of rule; modification of monitoring requirements  
327 IAC 8-2-3  Analytical methods 
327 IAC 8-2-5.4  Volatile organic compounds; maximum contaminant levels for community water systems and nontransient noncommunity water systems 
327 IAC 8-2-5.6  Analytical methods for volatile organic compounds 
327 IAC 8-2-7  Microbiological contaminants; maximum contaminant levels for all public water systems 
327 IAC 8-2-8.1  Repeat monitoring for total coliform bacteria 
327 IAC 8-2-8.3  Collection of samples for fecal coliforms or Escherichia coli (E. coli) testing 
327 IAC 8-2-8.4  Analytical methods for microbiological contaminants 
327 IAC 8-2-8.6  Disinfection treatment 
327 IAC 8-2-8.8  Monitoring requirements; systems that provide filtration treatment 
327 IAC 8-2-10  Beta and photon radioactivity from manmade radionuclides; maximum contaminant levels 
327 IAC 8-2-14  Reporting and record keeping requirements; systems that provide filtration 
327 IAC 8-2-19  Public notification requirements pertaining to lead 
327 IAC 8-2-20  Record maintenance 
327 IAC 8-2-21  Special monitoring for sodium 
327 IAC 8-2-22  Special monitoring for corrosivity characteristics and lead ban 
327 IAC 8-2-32  Alternate analytical techniques 
327 IAC 8-2-33  Laboratory compliance 
327 IAC 8-2-35  Treatment techniques 
327 IAC 8-2-36  General requirements; lead and copper 
327 IAC 8-2-37  Monitoring requirements for lead and copper in tap water 
327 IAC 8-2-38  Monitoring requirements for water quality parameters 
327 IAC 8-2-39  Monitoring requirements for lead and copper in source water 
327 IAC 8-2-40  Applicability of corrosion control treatment steps to small, medium size, and large water systems 
327 IAC 8-2-41  Corrosion control treatment 
327 IAC 8-2-42  Source water treatment requirements 
327 IAC 8-2-43  Lead service line replacement 
327 IAC 8-2-44  Public education and supplemental monitoring; lead and copper 
327 IAC 8-2-47  Record keeping requirements; lead and copper 
Rule 2.1. Consumer Confidence Reports 
327 IAC 8-2.1-1  Purpose; applicability; definitions 
327 IAC 8-2.1-2  Effective dates 
327 IAC 8-2.1-3  Content of the reports 
327 IAC 8-2.1-4  Required additional health information 
327 IAC 8-2.1-5  Report delivery; record keeping 
327 IAC 8-2.1-6  Other required information 
327 IAC 8-2.1-7  Public notification of drinking water violations 
327 IAC 8-2.1-8  Tier 1 public notice; form, manner, and frequency of notice 
327 IAC 8-2.1-9  Tier 2 notice; form, manner, and frequency of notice 
327 IAC 8-2.1-10  Tier 3 public notice; form, manner, and frequency of notice 
327 IAC 8-2.1-11  Contents of the public notice 
327 IAC 8-2.1-12  Notice to new billing units or new customers 
327 IAC 8-2.1-13  Special notice for exceedance of the SMCL for fluoride 
327 IAC 8-2.1-14  Special notice for nitrate exceedances above MCL by noncommunity water systems; granted permission by the commissioner under 327 IAC 8-2-4(b) 
327 IAC 8-2.1-14.5  Special notice of the availability of unregulated contaminant monitoring results 
327 IAC 8-2.1-15  Notice by the commissioner on behalf of the public water system 
327 IAC 8-2.1-16  Drinking water violations; other situations requiring public notice 
327 IAC 8-2.1-17  Drinking water violations; standard health effects language for public notice  
Rule 12. Classification of Community Public Water System and Nontransient Noncommunity Public Water System Treatment Plants and Distribution Systems; Examination and Certification of Operators 
327 IAC 8-12-0.5  Applicability 
327 IAC 8-12-1  Definitions 
327 IAC 8-12-1.1  Responsibilities 
327 IAC 8-12-2  Classification of water distribution systems and water treatment plants 
327 IAC 8-12-2.5  Reclassification of water treatment plants and water distribution systems 
327 IAC 8-12-3  Qualifications of a certified operator 
327 IAC 8-12-3.2  Certified operator grades 
327 IAC 8-12-3.4  Grandparenting 
327 IAC 8-12-3.5  Facility specific operator 
327 IAC 8-12-3.6  Certified operator in responsible charge 
327 IAC 8-12-3.8  Certification transition 
327 IAC 8-12-4  Examination of applicants to become a certified operator of a water treatment plant or water distribution system 
327 IAC 8-12-4.5  Demonstration of proficiency for applicants to become a facility specific operator 
327 IAC 8-12-5  Certification fees 
327 IAC 8-12-6  Certification; reciprocity; provisional certificate 
327 IAC 8-12-7  Certificates and certification cards; renewal; duplicates 
327 IAC 8-12-7.1  Continuing education credit; criteria for approval 
327 IAC 8-12-7.5  Continuing education requirements 
327 IAC 8-12-7.6  Continuing education credit; training provider responsibilities 
327 IAC 8-12-8  Suspension or revocation of certification 
Rule 2. Basic NPDES General Permit Rule Requirements 
327 IAC 15-2-1  Purpose and scope 
327 IAC 15-2-2  NPDES general permit rule requirements 
327 IAC 15-2-3  NPDES general permit rule applicability requirements 
327 IAC 15-2-4  Administrative requirement for NPDES general permit rules 
327 IAC 15-2-5  Notice of intent letter 
327 IAC 15-2-6  Exclusions 
327 IAC 15-2-7  Effect of general permit rule 
327 IAC 15-2-8  Transferability of notification requirements 
327 IAC 15-2-9  Special requirements for NPDES general permit rule 
327 IAC 15-2-10  Prohibitions 
Rule 4. Standard Conditions for NPDES General Permit Rules 
327 IAC 15-4-1  General conditions 
327 IAC 15-4-2  Management requirements 
327 IAC 15-4-3  Reporting requirements 

At this time, IDEM solicits comments on specific rules listed above that should be reviewed through the regular rulemaking process under IC 13-14-9. IDEM requests that specific changes and language suggestions accompany such comments. Mailed comments should be addressed to:
LSA Document #08-206 [2008 WPCB Nonsunset rules]
MaryAnn Stevens
Rules Section
Office of Water Quality
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
100 North Senate Avenue
MC 65-40
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2251.
Hand delivered comments will be accepted by the IDEM receptionist on duty at the twelfth floor reception desk, Office of Water Quality, Indiana Government Center-North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N1255, Indianapolis, Indiana. Comments also may be submitted by facsimile to (317) 232-8406. Please confirm the timely receipt of faxed comments by calling the Office of Water Quality, Rules Section at (317) 233-8903, Monday through Friday, between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Please note it is not necessary to follow a faxed comment letter with another sent through the postal system.

Comments must be postmarked, faxed, or hand delivered by May 2, 2008.
Additional information regarding this action may be obtained from MaryAnn Stevens, Rules Section, Office of Water Quality (317) 232-8635 or (800) 451-6027 (in Indiana).

Bruno Pigott
Assistant Commissioner
Office of Water Quality

Posted: 04/02/2008 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20080402-IR-327080206BNA
Composed: Jul 24,2014 2:38:27AM EDT
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