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Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule Update (2019)

The Hazardous Waste Updates final rule (LSA Document #18-481) that includes the federal Generator Improvement Rule will be published in the Indiana Register and effective on December 26, 2019. The rulemaking includes amendments for incorporation by reference of recent United States Environmental Protection Agency rules for hazardous waste generator improvements, import-export of hazardous waste, electronic manifest user fees, and technical amendments and corrections to existing hazardous waste requirements. Please contact the Office of Land Quality, Hazardous Waste Compliance for questions about compliance with the amended requirements.

ArcelorMittal Fish Kill

Information on the ArcelorMittal fish kill is available on the Water Quality in Indiana site.

Request for Proposals: Recycling Infrastructure & Economics Study

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is requesting proposals to conduct a state-wide municipal solid waste (MSW) and recycling infrastructure and economic impact study in the State of Indiana. Funding for one project will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Proposals are being accepted through January 10, 2020 until 5:00 PM EST

Details are available on the Recycling Market Development Program page.

New Grant Program Announced

IDEM has announced the availability of grant funds to assist communities’ efforts to increase recycling and waste reduction. The Community Recycling Grant Program is authorized to provide grants for projects that include education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, organics management (including yard waste management and composting), and household hazardous waste collection and disposal. Solid waste management districts, counties, municipalities, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana are eligible to apply for funding. Businesses, commercial operations, and for-profit organizations are not eligible for grant funding. Grant proposals are accepted from October 1 through December 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

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