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These definitions can be found in Title 327, Article 2, of the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) (327 IAC 2-6.1-4).

  • Contain:
    • To take such immediate action as necessary to dam, block, restrain, or otherwise act to most effectively prevent a spill from entering waters of the state or minimize damage to the waters of the state from a spill.
  • Damage:
    • The actual or imminent alteration of the waters of the state so as to render the waters harmful, detrimental, or injurious to:
      1. Public health, safety, or welfare;
      2. Domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or recreational uses; or
      3. Animals or aquatic life.
  • Extremely Hazardous Substance:
  • Hazardous Substance:
  • Objectionable Substances:
    • Substances that are of a quantity and a type and present for a duration and in a location so as to damage waters of the state. This definition excludes hazardous substances, extremely hazardous substances, petroleum, and mixtures thereof.
  • Spill:
    • Any unexpected, unintended, abnormal, or unapproved dumping, leakage, drainage, seepage, discharge or other loss of petroleum, hazardous substances, extremely hazardous substances, or objectionable substances. The term does not include releases to impermeable surfaces when the substance does not migrate off the surface or penetrate the surface and enter the soil.
  • Spill Report:
    • An oral report that includes the following information about a spill, to the extent that the information is known at the time of the report:
      1. The name, address, and telephone number of the person making the spill report.
      2. The name, address, and telephone number of a contact person if different from clause (a).
      3. The location of the spill.
      4. The time of the spill.
      5. The identification of the substance spilled.
      6. The approximate quantity of the substance that has been or may further be spilled.
      7. The duration of the spill.
      8. The source of the spill.
      9. Name and location of the waters damaged.
      10. The identity of any response organization responding to the spill.
      11. What measures have been or will be undertaken to perform a spill response.
      12. Any other information that may be significant to the response action.
  • Waters:
    • As defined in Indiana Code 13-11-2-265, the accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural and artificial, public and private, or parts thereof, that are wholly or partially within, flow through, or border upon this state. The term does not include any private pond or any off-stream pond, reservoir, or facility built for reduction or control of pollution or cooling of water prior to discharge unless the discharge from the pond, reservoir, or facility causes or threatens to cause water pollution.

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