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Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program
Report Environmental Emergencies
2018 Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence
IDEM is seeking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. This year the state will be giving out seven awards, one in each category, for the following categories: Energy/Renewable Resources, Greening the Government, Land Use/Conservation, Environmental Education/Outreach, Pollution Prevention, Recycling/Reuse, and Five Year Continuous Improvement.
Nominations are open to all Indiana organizations with projects that were fully implemented/completed in 2016 or 2017 or for long term projects (i.e. those initiated prior to 2016) completed by 2017. All projects that meet the award criteria will be considered.
The public is invited to submit nominations and organizations may also self-nominate. If you know of a particular project, company or organization that deserves recognition, please submit a nomination or share this information. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM, Monday May 7, 2018.
Emergency Debris Management
IDEM is in contact and working with facilities across the state affected by recent flooding. Public health officials recommend avoiding contact with surface and flood waters during these times. Those who do come in contact with impacted surface and flood waters should shower or bathe with warm, soapy water. Veterinarians recommend not allowing pets and livestock to drink from or swim in waters visibly impacted by sewage overflows.
For additional information regarding health risks, please contact your local health department.
- IDEM Water Quality in Indiana: Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program
- IDEM Remediation Response: Emergency Debris Fact Sheets: Includes fact sheets on Emergency Debris Management and Sandbag Disposal.
IDEM Requests Public Input on Volkswagen Settlement Plan
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is asking the public to weigh in on the draft framework of the Volkswagen Settlement Plan that will use Indiana’s portion of the Volkswagen mitigation trust funds to offset the effects of diesel emissions across the state.