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Indiana Department of Environmental Management


Chapter 8: Table of Contents

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Chapter 8 - Section III: Information About a Company or Community

  • Permit Guide: IDEM has developed a Permit Guide to help citizens develop a more thorough understanding of how IDEM issues permits.

The following sites can be accessed to find a company’s permit, a public notice or hearing for a particular company, or their compliance history. In addition, information about specific communities can be found.

  • E-Services: When natural disasters strike, fire departments and businesses must work together quickly to safely manage stored chemicals and protect the public. IDEM’s new online reporting tool makes it easier for businesses that file reports on hazardous chemicals under community-right-to-know requirements to update facility information and provide real-time information to responders who need it. The tool will also provide accurate, up-to-date information for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, local emergency planning committees and members of the public who are involved or have an interest in emergency planning.
    • Components of E-Services include:
    • Regulatory Services Portal provided through a new agency-wide database known as TEMPO; businesses can file reports under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and can register online via IDEM's Regulatory Services Portal.
    • Businesses and the public can find information about Community Right To Know on IDEM's Web site.
    • LEADS ® (Leading Environmental Analysis and Display System), a near real-time air quality monitoring network.
    • Virtual File Cabinet (VFC) contains the public records for many of IDEM’s program areas, including permits.
    • Another innovation currently underway is called Digital Inspector, which .allows IDEM‘s compliance staff to quickly and efficiently complete inspection forms while at a regulated facility. The program provides a consistent and timely report for affected parties and was a winner of a national innovation award.
  • IDEM Public Notice List: A posting of current public notices available for comment.
  • IDEM Events Calendar: Find board meeting dates and public meeting and hearing information.
  • Air Quality Permit Status Search: Check the status of an air permit or locate all the air permits in a certain county.
  • Drinking Water Watch: Discover all the public drinking water systems in your county.
  • Enforcement Database: Get a list of enforcement activities in your county or research the enforcement record of a particular company.
  • Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO): From U.S. EPA, a searchable database for researching the compliance and enforcement histories of regulated facilities.
  • Continuous Air Quality Monitoring: View data from IDEM’s various air monitoring locations around the state.
  • Water Well Record Database (DNR): Discover records of wells drilled in Indiana.
  • Community Information Search: Use Envirofacts, Enviromapper, and Surf Your Watershed to better understand what is going on in your neighborhood.
  • Enviromapper: U.S. EPA wizard that helps you search for environmental information in your community.
  • Toxic Release Inventory: Search this U.S. EPA database of the toxic releases reported by companies throughout the nation.
  • Envirofacts Data Warehouse: a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.
  • More Environmental Databases: A list from U.S. EPA of environmental data available online, often in databases searchable by zip code.
  • Voluntary IDEM Programs for Businesses & Communities: Find out if a local business or community is taking active steps to prevent pollution, recycle, and more through one of IDEM’s Voluntary Programs:
    • Partners for Pollution Prevention
    • Environmental Stewardship Program
    • CLEAN Community Challenge
    • Voluntary Idling Program
    • Partners for Clean Air
    • Environmental Grants and Loans
    • Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence