E101 is a free training series offered by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) staff. E101 trainings are designed to educate individuals in charge of managing environmental responsibilities at Indiana businesses, but are open to anyone interested in the subject matter. The goals of this training series are to assist environmental managers in understanding current state and federal environmental regulations, determine how the regulations apply to Indiana businesses, and demonstrate how to implement practices that strengthen environmental compliance and sustainability efforts.
This training series is divided into five modules:
- Air Module (Permitting and Compliance)
- Pollution Prevention (P2) for Indiana Businesses
- Tanks: Compliance, Planning, and Spill Response
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in Indiana
- Water Module (Permitting and Compliance)
Each module includes a written manual, a PowerPoint presentation, and lesson exercises. These resources are intended to provide a general overview of the regulations currently in effect in the state of Indiana, the regulatory background and scientific basis for many of these laws, as well as, permitting and compliance implementation strategies for businesses.
Currently, the Air Module (Air Permitting and Compliance) and Pollution Prevention (P2) for Indiana Businesses are available. The remaining three modules are forthcoming in 2021 and 2022.
The information in these modules has recently been reviewed and edited to incorporate regulatory changes; however, as regulations continue to change, portions of the training materials may get outdated. For specific questions, it is always recommended to consult the Indiana Code (IC), the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) or to contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) specific program areas. CTAP will make note of any regulatory changes that occur between versions and provide that information separately until such time the module is edited again.
Available E101 Materials
E101 - Pollution Prevention (P2) for Businesses Module
E101 - Air Module (pre-2019/2020 updates)
E101 Webinar - Are You Ready? Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Waste Disposal
IDEM Emergency Response Section and Compliance and Technical Assistance Program staff provide information and practical advice on spill-related topics. Topics included in this webinar are spill response planning, notifications and reporting; contractor selection; solid and hazardous waste determinations and proper disposal of various spill related wastes.
- Preplanning and Contractor Selection Presentation Slides [PDF] - Dwayne Caldwell and David Cage, On Scene Coordinators, Emergency Response Section
- Spill Waste Management Presentation Slides [PDF] - Tracy Barnes, Senior Environmental Manager, Compliance and Technical Assistance Program
- Presentation Recording (November 19, 2020) [YouTube]
E101 Webinar - Protecting our Waters: Overview of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program
IDEM Compliance and Technical Assistance Program provides an overview of the NPDES program. Topics included the establishment of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, scope of the NPDES program; types of NPDES Permits: individual permits and general permits; major components of a permit; permitting process; and improvements to our waters resulting from the implementation of the NPDES Program.
- Presentation Slides [PDF] - Charles Breitenfeldt and Heath Dill, Senior Environmental Managers, Compliance and Technical Assistance Program
- Presentation Recording (January 21, 2021) [YouTube]
Elevate your Understanding: Air Permitting and Compliance for Grain Elevators
Office of Air Quality Permitting and Compliance staff offer information on the following topics: permit approvals for grain elevators; compliance inspections of grain elevators; complaints; fugitive dust and fugitive dust control plans and testing.
- Grain Elevator Permitting Presentation [PDF] - Jenny Acker, Air Permits Branch Chief, Office of Air Quality
- Grain Elevator Compliance Presentation [ZIP] - Daniel Roos, Air Compliance Inspector, Southwest Regional Office
- Presentation Recording (February 25, 2021) [YouTube]
Cultivating Readiness: How to Prepare and Handle Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture
Farm operations handle a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. That management can include pesticides, fertilizers, fuels, oils as well as natural items such as manure and crop residues. Proper management practices can reduce the probability of spills. However, spills will occur despite the best of management practices. Are you prepared and know what to do when a spill occurs?
Indiana Department of Environmental Management staff from the Emergency Response Section, Office of Indiana State Chemist, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and other experts discuss spill-related topics including preplanning, event response and risk management.
- A Risk Manager’s Perspective [PDF] - Jerry Boger, Premier Ag Safety and Risk Manager
- Spill Response Notifications and Response Strategies [PDF] - Charles (Andy) Stinchfield, On Scene Coordinator, Emergency Response Section
- Spill Response Planning [PDF] - Brian Smith, On Scene Coordinator, Emergency Response Section
- Pesticide Storage - Scott Gabbard, Shelby County Purdue Extension (Note: Presentation is the original from North Carolina State University)
- Presentation Recording (March 16, 2021) [YouTube]
Understanding the basics of reporting to the Toxics Release Inventory
Does your business or organization use or produce any materials that contain toxic components? Do you know if you have to report this use or production to the U.S. EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)? Through this webinar, you will learn what the requirements are for facilities and how to determine if you need to report to the TRI. In addition, you will learn how your TRI data can assist you in discovering pollution prevention opportunities for your facility.
U.S. EPA Region 5 TRI Coordinator and Indiana Department of Environmental Management staff, explain the basics of reporting to the TRI and new requirements for facilities and an experienced pollution prevention professional covers how pollution prevention relates to TRI.
- Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Basics Presentation (Currently Unavailable) - Kushal Som, U.S. EPA Region 5, TRI Coordinator
- Pollution Prevention and the Toxics Release Inventory [PDF] - Jennifer Collins, Manager, Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Section, IDEM
- Presentation Recording (May 19, 2021) [YouTube]
Don’t Worry, I have it under CONTROL – Let’s talk about Institutional Controls and Comfort Letters
Staff from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Indiana Finance Authority discuss Institutional Controls and Comfort Letters.
- Institutional Controls [PDF]
- James Walsdorf, Environmental Manager 2, Institutional Controls Program, Office of Land Quality, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
- Getting Comfortable with Comfort Letters [PDF]
- Michele Oertel, Federal Funding and Community Relations Coordinator, Indiana Brownfields Program, Indiana Finance Authority
- IDEM’s Compliance and Technical Assistance Program [PDF]
- Tracy Barnes, Senior Environmental Manager, Compliance and Technical Assistance Program, Office of Program Support, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
- Institutional Controls Presentation Recording [YouTube]
E101 Stormwater - How to Prepare for a Stormwater Inspection and Understand Stormwater Permitting and Compliance
Stormwater discharges from construction and industrial activities can carry numerous pollutants, such as suspended solid, phosphorus, nitrates, oil and grease, heavy metals, biological oxygen demand, etc. Unlike sanitary and industrial wastewater, stormwater is not treated prior to entering receiving waters. Discharges of stormwater from certain industrial and construction activities are subject to environmental permitting requirements. In this training you will learn who is subject to stormwater permit, and how to apply for a stormwater permit. In addition, stormwater associated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) will be discussed in relation to construction stormwater. Also, upcoming changes in stormwater regulations will be discussed.
- Stormwater Presentation [PDF]
- CTAP Presentation [PDF]
- E101 Stormwater Presentation Recording [YouTube]
Used Oil Management - Generator Responsibilities
A wide variety of businesses generate used oil. Those businesses handle used oil through commercial or industrial operations or from the maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Used oil generators are the largest segment of the used oil industry. Indiana adopted the “Used Oil Management” Rule at 329 IAC 13 to encourage used oil recycling.
E201 Waste Determinations - Beyond Basics
Welcome to IDEM’s advanced training in the E101 Series on Waste Determinations. This course will cover waste determination basics for many regulatory programs and delve into details for hazardous waste determinations.
Making a waste determination is the critical first step in determining the regulatory status and ensuring proper waste management. A wide variety of businesses generate wastes. Waste management facilities such as landfills, processing facilities, and treatment, storage, disposal facilities (TSDFs) are required to accept wastes in accordance with Indiana’s Solid and Hazardous Waste regulations.