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Indiana Small Business Guide to Environmental, Safety, and Health Regulations
Environmental Management E-101
Compliance and Technical Assistance
Do you need help understanding what environmental regulations apply to your company? Do you need help ensuring compliance for your business? Do you want to be kept current on new environmental rulemakings and featured topics about environmental regulation? Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, the Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) is your one-stop shop for environmental regulatory compliance needs.
Staff with experience in all environmental regulatory programs are ready to provide confidential technical compliance assistance on a wide array of environmental topics. CTAP is a non-regulatory program, and all assistance is provided in a confidential manner, and for free.
Upcoming Compliance Due Dates
- February 15:
- Solid Waste Annual Operation fee is due 30 days after the invoice is generated for on-site disposal activities as of January 1st of the billing year. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month
- For hazardous waste, the annual operation fee is assessed by January 15 and due within 30 days of the invoice date.
- Waste Tire Annual Operation fee is assessed by January 15 and due within 30 days of the invoice date.
- Title V Air Permit annual fees are due 30 days after the invoice is generated. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month.
- February 28:
- Quarterly Non-Compliance Report due for those delegated water Pretreatment Programs allowed to submit in February (otherwise due in January).
- March 1:
- Annual Manifest Report due every year for Small Quantity Generators and on odd numbered years (e.g. 2017) for Large Quantity Generators and Treatment, Storage, Disposal facilities.
- Biennial Manifest Report is due every even numbered calendar year (e.g., 2018) for Large Quantity Generators and Treatment, Storage, Disposal facilities.
- Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (State Form 46244, available on the IDEM Forms page). The fees are due annually (by March 1) for the previous calendar year for disposal of hazardous waste onsite through underground injection or by other methods (for TSD facilities).
- Tier II Reports due to the State Emergency Response Commission, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and Local Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security. Note: this report is not required to be submitted to IDEM.
- Annual Notifications due for Air Registrations and MSOPs
- March 15:
- NPDES Annual Bills (Wastewater Treatment as well as Storm Water Permits) are due for every active permit as of January 1 of the current year (except General Permit Coal Mines which are due on their anniversary date), or first quarter payment due if paying Annual Bill in quarterly installments. 10% late fees apply after this date.
- FESOP Air Permit annual fees are due 30 days after the invoice is generated. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month.
- March 31:
- Annual Water Withdraw Report is due for facilities that have the capability of withdrawing more than one hundred thousand (100,000) gallons of ground water, surface water, or ground and surface water combined in one (1) day. Note: this report goes to the DNR's Significant Water Withdrawal Program and is not required to be submitted to IDEM.
- April 1:
- Annual Report due for delegated and non-delegated water Pretreatment Programs.
- April 15:
- Air Annual Compliance Certification due for companies in Clark, Elkhart, Floyd, Lake, Marion, Porter, St. Joseph, and Vanderburgh counties.
- Solid Waste Quarterly Reports due.
- MSOP Air Permit annual fees are due 30 days after the invoice is generated. All invoices are generated by the 15th of the previous month.
- Solid Waste Management Fee Return has been combined with the Solid Waste disposal fee and is due quarterly (January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15). Forms will be mailed to applicable parties per the reporting schedule.
- April 28:
- Quarterly Non-Compliance Report due for delegated water Pretreatment Programs (unless otherwise permitted to submit report in May).
- April 30:
- Air Quarterly Deviation and Compliance Monitoring Report, due for January through March. Check your permit to determine if you are on a quarterly or semi-annual reporting schedule.
- Quarterly Air Permit reports (e.g., usage reports) due for January through March.
Additional Compliance Information:
Environmental Impacts of Power Washing Activities
Power washing is a type of industrial activity that is typically mobile, short-term and generates a relatively small volume of wastewater and debris. Wastewater generated from power washing can contain contaminants like detergents, oils, inert solids, metals, paint, solvents or other chemicals.
If the wastewater that is generated from power washing isn’t properly managed, the discharge can be conveyed by streets, curbs, gutters, inlets, ditches, open channels, etc. to Waters of the State, in violation of state law and rules. These various types of conveyances may be connected to storm sewers or storm drains that can lead directly to Waters of the State. Discharging to these conveyances may violate state water quality standards by causing floating debris, oil or scum, color, odor or other nuisance conditions. More about power washing chemical additives, regulatory oversight, disposal options, and other considerations can be found in CTAP’s newest power washing Fact Sheet (available on the IDEM Fact Sheets page).