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The Recycling Market Development Program Grant

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is now accepting 2020 proposals. The deadline for submissions is May 29, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Public/private businesses, local government, schools, and non-profit organizations may seek a grant starting at $10,000 and up to $500,000 with a 50 percent cash match. Projects should focus on increasing collection or consumption, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts related to recycling. The Recycling Market Development Program website offers detailed proposal requirements, and can assist with questions about the application process.

Indiana Waterways

IDEM and DNR have partnered together to create the Indiana Waterways website to facilitate access to related information in one central place. The agencies have also created the Waterways Inquiry Request form to help landowners determine which application and Waterways permit is required for a potential project.

Pending Nonrule Policy Document for Addressing Closure at Low-threat Petroleum Releases

A pending Nonrule Policy Document, Independent Closure Process Guidance, is available on the IDEM Nonrule Policies website. The pending Nonrule Policy Document expands the State Cleanup Program’s “Independent Closure Process Guidance” by requiring submission of the initial findings within 60 days of a low-threat petroleum release. Due to the increased level of IDEM involvement, IDEM will issue a No Further Action letter upon satisfaction of closure requirements. Any interested party may submit comments before the comment period deadline on April 13, 2020. For additional information and contacts, please refer to the pending Nonrule Policy Document.

Amendments to 329 IAC 3.1-14 and 329 IAC 3.1-15

The Second Notice of Comment Period and Draft Rule for LSA Document #14-287 was published in the Indiana Register on February 12, 2020. The rulemaking includes amendments to 329 IAC 3.1-14 and 329 IAC 3.1-15 for the financial assurance requirements at hazardous waste facilities, including technical amendments to the financial test requirements and the addition of specific and detailed requirements for corrective action financial assurance at hazardous waste facilities. The Second Notice of Comment Period document available on the Indiana Register website provides details about the draft rule and information on how to submit comments. Any interested party may submit comments before the comment period deadline on March 13, 2020. For additional information and questions about the notice and rulemaking, please contact the Office of Legal Counsel, Rules Development Section.

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