Case No. 2018-25628-S





Smith Tire Sales, Inc.,















Complainant and Respondent desire to settle and compromise this action without hearing or adjudication of any issue of fact or law, and consent to the entry of the following Findings of Fact and Order.  Pursuant to IC 13-30-3-3, entry into the terms of this Agreed Order does not constitute an admission of any violation contained herein.  Respondent’s entry into this Agreed Order shall not constitute a waiver of any defense, legal or equitable, which Respondent may have in any future administrative or judicial proceeding, except a proceeding to enforce this order.




1.                    Complainant is the Commissioner (“Complainant”) of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (“IDEM”), a department of the State of Indiana created by Indiana Code (“IC”) 13-13-1-1.


2.                    Respondent is Smith Tire Sales, Inc. (“Respondent”), which owns/operates the waste tire Site with Permit No. 036-P-00572 for processing waste tires, located at 12220 E State Rd 250, in Crothersville, Jackson County, Indiana (“Site”).


3.                    IDEM has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of this action.


4.                    Pursuant to IC 13-30-3-3, IDEM issued a Notice of Violation (“NOV”) on October 26, 2018 via Certified Mail to:


Bradley Smith, President

Bradley Smith, Registered Agent

Smith Tire Sales, Inc.

Smith Tire Sales, Inc.

505 Waldron Ct

12220 E State Rd 250

Seymour, Indiana  47274

Crothersville, Indiana  47229


5.                    Smith Tire Sales, Inc. was a registered waste tire processor and transporter.


6.                    During an investigation including an inspection on September 5, 2018 conducted by representatives of IDEM, the following violation was found:


a.       Pursuant to 329 Indiana Administrative Code (“IAC”) 15-3-7.5,  a waste tire processor that accumulates one thousand (1,000) or more waste tires must do the following:  (1) register as a waste tire storage site; (2) comply with all requirements for waste tire storage sites in this rule including the financial assurance requirements of 329 IAC 15-5.


As noted during the inspections, Respondent exceeded the one thousand (1,000) tire limit at the Site and has not applied for a waste tire storage certificate of registration. Subsequently, a request for final closure and a March 13, 2019 inspection verified that Respondent no longer processes waste tires.


7.                    In recognition of the settlement reached, Respondent waives any right to administrative and judicial review of this Agreed Order.




1.                    This Agreed Order shall be effective (“Effective Date”) when it is approved by Complainant or Complainant’s delegate, and has been received by Respondent.  This Agreed Order shall have no force or effect until the Effective Date.


2.                    Respondent shall comply with the statutes, rules, and/or permit conditions listed in the findings above.


3.                    Respondent is assessed and agrees to pay a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500).  Said penalty amount shall be due and payable to the “Waste Tire Fund” within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date; the 30th day being the “Due Date”.


4.                    Civil penalties are payable by check to the “Waste Tire Fund.”  Checks shall include the Case Number of this action and shall be mailed to:


Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Office of Legal Counsel

IGCN, Room N1307

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN  46204-2251


5.                    In the event that the monies due to IDEM pursuant to this Agreed Order are not paid on or before their Due Date, Respondent shall pay interest on the unpaid balance at the rate established by IC 24-4.6-1.  The interest shall be computed as having accrued from the Due Date until the date that Respondent pays any unpaid balance.  Such interest shall be payable to the “Waste Tire Fund,” and shall be payable to IDEM in the manner specified in Paragraph 4, above.


6.                    This Agreed Order shall apply to and be binding upon Respondent and its successors and assigns. Respondent’s signatories to this Agreed Order certify that they are fully authorized to execute this Agreed Order and legally bind the party they represent.  No change in ownership, corporate, or partnership status of Respondent shall in any way alter their status or responsibilities under this Agreed Order.


7.                    In the event that any terms of this Agreed Order are found to be invalid, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect and shall be construed and enforced as if this Agreed Order did not contain the invalid terms.


8.                    Respondent shall provide a copy of this Agreed Order, if in force, to any subsequent owners or successors before ownership rights are transferred.  Respondent shall ensure that all contractors, firms and other persons performing work under this Agreed Order comply with the terms of this Agreed Order.


9.                    This Agreed Order is not and shall not be interpreted to be a permit or a modification of an existing permit.  This Agreed Order, and IDEM’s review or approval of any submittal made by Respondent pursuant to this Agreed Order, shall not in any way relieve Respondent of their obligation to comply with the requirements of their applicable permits or any applicable Federal or State law or regulation.


10.                Complainant does not, by its approval of this Agreed Order, warrant or aver in any manner that Respondent’s compliance with any aspect of this Agreed Order will result in compliance with the provisions of any permit, order, or any applicable Federal or State law or regulation.  Additionally, IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf shall not be held liable for any costs or penalties Respondent may incur as a result of Respondent’s efforts to comply with this Agreed Order.


11.                Nothing in this Agreed Order shall prevent or limit IDEM’s rights to obtain penalties or injunctive relief under any applicable Federal or State law or regulation, except that IDEM may not, and hereby waives its right to, seek additional civil penalties for the same violations specified in the NOV.


12.                This Agreed Order shall remain in effect until IDEM issues a Resolution of Case letter to Respondent.




Department of Environmental Management




By: _________________________

By:  _________________________


Bruce Kizer, Branch Chief



Compliance Branch

Printed: ______________________

Office of Land Quality



Title: ________________________



Date: __________________

Date: _______________________












By: ________________________







Date: ______________________










For the Commissioner:






Peggy Dorsey, Assistant Commissioner


Office of Land Quality