Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules
General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).
Indiana generally follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management.
1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes
In Indiana, use the EPA Form 8700-12: Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Forms and Instructions, to determine if you are subject to the requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for notifying the State of Indiana of your regulated waste activities. Send your completed form(s) to the designated contact listed in the instructions. For further information and instructions, view the Indiana permit information web page.
2. How do I determine my generator status?
Indiana follows the federal rules for defining generator status.
3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered
Indiana generally follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes.
4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?
Indiana follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.
5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?
Indiana follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD.Transporters must also comply with the state's manifest requirements and reporting requirements for emergency releases.
6. What records do I have to keep?
Indiana follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.Generators and TSDF's must file an annual manifest report and keep on file for three years.
7. Do I have to file reports?
Indiana generally follows the federal rules for reporting. Indiana does not provide a manifest reclamation (recycling) exception for certain small quantity generators. SQGs are subject to annual reporting requirements.LQG' must complete and submit a biennial report
8. What training requirements do I have to meet?
Indiana follows the federal rules for training.
9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?
As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Indiana these differences include:
by February 1 of each year for the preceding calendar year (the IEPA generator number must be included on that report). I001 is the only Indiana state specific waste code. This code is for chemical munitions. The definition of this waste code can be found at 329 IAC 3.1-6-3.
You are not required to submit copies of your Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest to the State of Indiana. Please retain the extra copies of the manifest in your files.
Generators and TSDFs must submit an annual report that summarizes hazardous waste manifest shipments sent and received by the generator or TSDF. LQGs and TSDFs must submit the biennial report when it is due, and the IDEM annual manifest report on the other years.
Other Notes, Comments::
Generators that ship hazardous waste within the state must use the federal uniform hazardous waste manifest. Generators shipping hazardous waste into Indiana must use either their state's manifest form (if required by their state) or the federal form. Hazardous waste numbers must be entered as follow: Enter in Item I of the manifest form, or Item R of the continuation sheet, the four-digit EPA hazardous waste number from 40 CFR 261 that identifies the waste; where entering multiple EPA hazardous waste numbers, first enter the EPA hazardous waste number that identifies the most distinctive or hazardous property of the waste in Item I of the manifest form or Item R of the continuation sheet. Enter the remaining EPA hazardous waste numbers in Item J of the manifest form or Item S of the continuation sheet; and for nonhazardous or nonregulated waste that may be included in the shipment, enter "None" in Item I.
10. What are some other differences between federal and state