Compliance and technical assistance is utilized to help regulated sources maintain compliance and prevent compliance problems before they occur. Where potential problems are observed, compliance and technical assistance can be used to ensure responsible parties understand regulatory requirements and take corrective action in a timely manner.
- Regional air inspector(s) are available via telephone, email, and/or site visits to assist regulated facilities and individuals in all 92 counties.
- Subject-specific contacts provide assistance and guidance on common topics such as asbestos, open burning, fire training, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), Continuous Opacity Monitoring System (COMS), and stack testing.
- Confidential and free consultations are offered by the Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) in IDEM’s Office of Program Support.
In many cases, issues can be resolved informally by providing compliance and technical assistance to responsible parties and ensuring they take timely action to correct problems. Where serious or repeat violations are observed, a formal enforcement process is utilized to achieve and maintain long-term compliance.
Voluntary compliance and pollution prevention are emphasized when working with all regulated sources.