U.S. Steel Consent Decree
Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program
Report Environmental Emergencies
Update for the DC Circuit Court Rules on RCRA Definition of Solid Waste
The DC Circuit Court amended its ruling on March 6, 2018. EPA published a final rule to address the Court’s ruling on May 30, 2018. However, because of Indiana’s statute at IC 13-14-9-8(h) that automatically vacates state rules if the related federal rule is vacated, the impact on Indiana’s rule becomes more complicated. The vacated Definition of Solid Waste requirements for the provisions of 40 CFR 260.43(a)(4) and 40 CFR 261.4(a)(24) are removed from Indiana’s rules without being replaced with the May 30, 2018 rule language. As a result, off-site recycling (not within the same company) will be subject to full hazardous waste management requirements for the generator and receiving facility including, but not limited to, manifesting and RCRA Part B permit for the off-site recycling facility. This does not impact on-site recycling by generators or recycling within the same company, under the provisions of 40 CFR 261.4(a)(23).
Pollution Prevention Week September 16-22, 2018
To honor environmental achievements and spur the renewed commitment of business, industry, citizens, and government, Governor Eric J. Holcomb has issued a proclamation [PDF] designating September 16 to 22, 2018 as Pollution Prevention Week in Indiana. Indiana’s proclamation coincides with National Pollution Prevention Week, also observed the third week of September.
The week will feature the 21st Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show. The conference is open to all public and private sectors who wish to exchange ideas, share experiences, and promote practices that help the environment. Presentations include discussions with industry leaders on sustainability, pollution prevention, and saving energy in manufacturing, as well as an interactive conference track that focuses on wastewater issues.
New organizations will be inducted into Partners for Pollution Prevention during the conference, and there will be a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence presentation. The Governor’s Awards recognize Indiana's leaders who have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes. By seeking out and utilizing innovative environmental practices, these facilities and programs have reduced waste, saved money, and contributed greatly to Indiana's environmental protection efforts, benefiting the health and welfare of the state's communities and the state.