Case No. 2018-25820-H





USIC Locating services, llc,















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 USIC Locating Services, LLC (“Respondent”), which owns/operates the company with United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) ID No. INR000016493, located at 518 Herriman Court, in Noblesville, Hamilton 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”) via Certified Mail to Morgan Thompson, Claims Coordinator and Phillip Kryder, Registered Agent for USIC Locating Services, LLC.


5.               Respondent previously notified EPA of Large Quantity Generator activities.


6.               Respondent owns/operates a utility locating company with three facilities in Indiana. Aerosol paint cans are used to mark utility locations. Depleted aerosol cans are containerized and disposed of as a D001 hazardous waste.


7.               329 Indiana Administrative Code (“IAC”) 3.1 incorporates certain federal hazardous waste management requirements found in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”) Parts 260 through 270 and Part 273, including those identified below.


8.               During an investigation, including an inspection on September 18, 2018 conducted by a representative of IDEM, the following violation was found:


a.       Pursuant to 40 CFR 262.34(a)(4) referencing 40 CFR 265.16(d)(1-4), certain hazardous waste training related documents and records including job title, job descriptions, a description of the type and amount of required training, and completion documents with respect to the hazardous waste management training must be maintained on-site.


As noted during the inspection on September 18, 2018, Respondent failed to complete hazardous waste training required to be conducted on an annual basis.


Respondent conducted hazardous waste training on November 5, 2018 and submitted documentation to IDEM the same day. IDEM reviewed and approved the training record and training plan on November 9, 2018.


9.       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 two thousand two hundred dollars ($2,200.00). Said penalty amount shall be due and payable to the Environmental Management Special Fund within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date; the 30th day being the “Due Date”.


4.               The civil penalty is payable by check to the “Environmental Management Special 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


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 Environmental Management Special 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 its 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 its obligation to comply with the requirements of its 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.           Nothing in this Agreed Order shall prevent IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf from communicating with the EPA or any other agency or entity about any matters relating to this enforcement action.  IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf shall not be held liable for any costs or penalties Respondent may incur as a result of such communications with EPA or any other agency or entity.


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




Department of Environmental Management




By: _________________________

By:  _________________________


Nancy Johnston, Section Chief



Enforcement Section

Printed: ______________________

Office of Land Quality



Title: ________________________



Date: __________________

Date: _______________________












By: ________________________







Date: ______________________






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For the Commissioner:




Signed 4/4/19_______________


Peggy Dorsey, Assistant Commissioner


Office of Land Quality