A key function of IDEM’s Office of Air Quality is to manage Indiana’s air permitting program. A priority of the department is to improve the process of reviewing air permit applications and issuing air permits. The goal of the Article 2 Initiative is to achieve an efficient permitting process that continues to protect the environment, is less burdensome for the regulated community and benefits the citizens of Indiana while ensuring that IDEM’s Office of Air Quality permitting resources are being used effectively.
The Article 2 Initiative consists of two rulemakings, LSA Document # 09-492 (Development of Amendments to Rules Concerning the Air Permit Review Rules: Long-Term) which will address amendments requiring a longer rulemaking timeframe and LSA Document # 09-493 (Development of Amendments to Rules Concerning the Air Permit Review Rules: Near-Term) which includes amendments to Article 2 that the department plans to complete in a shorter timeframe.
This rulemaking could potentially impact anyone required to obtain an air permit in Indiana. The Article 2 Initiative workgroup will meet periodically for dissemination and discussion of information on the Article 2 Initiative rulemakings.