Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 13-14-8-5.

Synopsis: Review of proposed environmental rules. Removes the requirement that the air pollution control board, the water pollution control board, or the solid waste management board hold a hearing when 200 or more persons petition to adopt, amend, or repeal certain environmental management rules.

Effective: July 1, 2002.


    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.


Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)

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    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 13-14-8-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 5. (a) Any person may present submit written proposals for concerning the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule by one (1) of the boards. A proposal presented under this section must be:
        (1) supported by a statement of reasons; and
        (2) accompanied by a petition signed by at least two hundred (200) persons.
    (b) If the board with rulemaking authority in the subject area to which the rule pertains finds that the proposal:
        (1) is not plainly devoid of merit; and
        (2) does not deal with a subject on which a hearing was held within the previous six (6) months of the submission of the proposal;
the board shall give notice and hold a hearing on the proposal.