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Environmental Rules Board

The Environmental Rules Board adopts rules that regulate air pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and water pollution, per Indiana Code (IC) 13-13-8. The board consists of 16 members, a legal counsel, and a technical secretary. The legal counsel and technical secretary are nonvoting members, and the law states they may not be state employees. The commissioner of IDEM serves as a nonvoting member of the board. There are four ex officio representatives on the board who represent other state agencies. The remaining 11 members represent various constituencies and were appointed by the governor. Appointed members serve terms of four years. When adopting rules, the board and IDEM must follow procedures set forth in IC 4-22-2 and IC 13-14-9. Adopted rules are located in the Indiana Administrative Code.

Board Members

Nonvoting members are designated with an asterisk (*).

Beverly Gard, Chair
Represents General Public

Bill Etzler, Vice Chair
Represents Small Business

Vacant*
Legal Counsel

Vacant*
Technical Secretary

Ken Rulon
Represents Agriculture

Michael Chambers
Represents Manufacturing

Karen Valiquett
Represents Environmental Interests

Chris Horn
Represents Labor

R. T. Green
Represents Citizens

Ted Niemiec
Represents Medical

Carrie Kozyrski
Represents Public Utility

Joanne Alexandrovich
Represents Local Government

Cal Davidson
Represents Solid Waste Management

Michael Schuler
Represents Construction Industry

Katie Nelson (Proxy for Lt. Governor)
Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Daniel Bortner
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Mark Wasky (Proxy)
Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Brian Rockensuess, IDEM Commissioner
Indiana Department of Environmental Management