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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

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Earth Day Classroom Presentations

In observance of Earth Day, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is offering free hands-on classroom presentations to Indiana elementary schools this April. IDEM employees across all disciplines volunteer to present fun, engaging, and informative presentations that provide students with examples of environmental careers while teaching them about our environment.

Additional information about the classroom presentations as well as registration is available on the Earth Day Celebration: Program Descriptions page. The deadline for schools to request presentations is March 3, 2017.

Final Rule: Definition of Solid Waste (DSW)

On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published a final rule with revisions to the definition of solid waste. The purpose of the rule is to encourage the reclamation of certain hazardous secondary materials, rather than disposing or incinerating them. Indiana has recently adopted the 2015 final rule with some revisions in 329 IAC 3.1 [PDF], and it became effective on November 5, 2016.By adopting the July 1, 2015 version of 40 CFR 260 - 270 & 273, IDEM is adopting the requirements in the 2015 final rule, including any amendment or deletions made to the requirements in the 2008 final rule. For more information, visit the Final Rule: 2015 DSW page on the U.S. EPA’s website.

If you have any questions, send an email to olqregulatoryreporting@idem.in.gov.

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