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Effective immediately, Chief Environmental Law Judge Davidsen assumes jurisdiction of all pending matters before the Office of Environmental Adjudication. In Chief ELJ Davidsen’s discretion, pending matters may be assigned to other administrative/environmental law judges, as soon as additional administrative/environmental law judges become available. 

All documents may be filed via email at frontdesk@oea.in.gov. Petitions for review, pursuant to Ind. Code § 4-21.5-3-1(h)(4), may be filed via email at frontdesk@oea.in.gov. Per 315 IC 1-3-3(d) (1998), documents need to be received by 4:30 pm to be file marked that day. Proof of filing for documents sent via email will be sent to the filer. If a party chooses to file via email that party shall also send a hard copy of any document longer than ten (10) pages via US Mail to the OEA.

 


The Office of Environmental Adjudication serves Indiana’s citizens and environment as the ultimate authority to provide independent, fair and efficient resolution of disputes to decisions made by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management via administrative adjudication when necessary, and via mediated case resolution when appropriate.

Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ")/Environmental Law Judge ("ELJ") Qualifications

ADVISEMENT: OEA Staff cannot provide legal advice to any parties. Legal advice could be described, but is not limited to: offering interpretation of rules; recommending a course of action; predicting an ELJ's decision and interpreting the meaning or effect of any court order or judgment.

**Attorneys not admitted to the Indiana bar, seeking to appear in an administrative proceeding, must comply with the requirements of Rules of Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys, Rule 3, Section 2, effective January 1, 2012.  This rule requires that the attorney seeking admission petition the Supreme Court of Indiana for temporary admission.  The rule specifies the information the petition must contain.