HB 1226 deals with a number of solid waste matters. It establishes the central Indiana waste diversion pilot project (pilot project). This requires the department of environmental management to: (1) develop forms for applicants to the pilot project; (2) make the forms available on or before July 1, 2022;(3) accept applications through October 1, 2022; and (4) provide recommendations to the Indiana recycling market development board(board) on or before December 1, 2022. Provides that the board shall award not more than $4,000,000 in total to applicants chosen to participate in the pilot project.
The bill amends the definition of “solid waste” in an effort to streamline the legitimate use of ‘waste’ materials to produce products.
It also provides that: (1) a transfer station or any facility that holds a valid permit or authorization to haul, treat, store, dispose, or ship hazardous waste may haul, transfer, consolidate, ship, or otherwise manage solid waste without also holding a permit to haul, transfer, or ship solid waste; and (2) a hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility that holds a valid permit to haul, treat, store, dispose, or ship hazardous waste may haul, transfer, treat, store, dispose, or ship solid waste without also holding a permit to haul, transfer, treat, store, dispose, or ship solid waste.
The bill also requires the environmental rules board (rules board)to expeditiously adopt by rule all exemptions or exclusions from regulation as waste that are adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and set forth in the federal rule on the identification and listing of hazardous waste.
Finally, the bill provides that until certain federal rule amendments that were adopted by the EPA on May 30, 2018, are adopted by the rules board, those amendments apply to the identification and listing of hazardous waste in Indiana just as if the amendments were already incorporated by reference into the rules of the rule board on the identification and listing of hazardous waste.
On Jan 25, 2022 the amended bill passed out of the IN House of Representatives and is waiting for action in the IN Senate. The full text of the bill can be found here.
Please contact the Hoosier Chapter with any questions.