February 28, 2001





SENATE BILL No. 243

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DIGEST OF SB 243 (Updated February 26, 2001 12:51 PM - DI 52)



Citations Affected: IC 13-12.

Synopsis: Groundwater quality. Requires the following to be consistent with the remediation objectives set forth in IC 13-25-5-8.5: (1) remediation and closure goals, objectives, and standards for activities conducted under the environmental statutes on hazardous waste management, underground storage tanks, and voluntary remediation of hazardous substances and petroleum; and (2) removal and remediation activities that are not emergency or time critical activities and that are conducted under the environmental statutes on petroleum and the hazardous substances response trust fund. Requires that the groundwater quality standards established by rule by the water pollution control board must allow the following to be consistent with the remediation objectives set forth in IC 13-25-5-8.5: (1) groundwater remediations conducted under the environmental statutes on hazardous waste management, underground storage tanks, and voluntary remediation of hazardous substances and petroleum; (2) groundwater remediations that are not emergency or time critical activities and that are conducted under the environmental statutes on petroleum and the hazardous substances response trust fund; and (3) groundwater remediations conducted under other environmental statutes, as appropriate.

Effective: Upon passage.





Gard, Howard




    January 9, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
    February 27, 2001, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.







February 28, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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SENATE BILL No. 243



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 13-12-3-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.224-1999, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) The remediation and closure goals, objectives, and standards for activities conducted under IC 13-22 and IC 13-23 following shall be consistent with the remediation objectives set forth in IC 13-25-5-8.5:
         (1) Remediation and closure goals, objectives, and standards for activities conducted under:
            (A) IC 13-22;
            (B) IC 13-23; and
            (C) IC 13-25-5.
        (2) Removal and remediation activities that:
            (A) are not emergency or time critical activities; and
            (B) are conducted under:
                (i) IC 13-24; and
                (ii) IC 13-25-4.

    (b) The groundwater quality standards adopted under IC 13-18-17-5

shall allow as appropriate, groundwater remediations the following to be consistent with the remediation objectives set forth in IC 13-25-5-8.5:
         (1) Groundwater remediations conducted under:
            (A) IC 13-22;
            (B) IC 13-23; and
            (C) IC 13-25-5.
        (2) Groundwater remediations that:
            (A) are not emergency or time critical activities; and
            (B) are conducted under:
                (i) IC 13-24; and
                (ii) IC 13-25-4.
        (3) Groundwater remediations conducted under any other provision of IC 13, as appropriate.

    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.