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Senate Bill 0200


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Senate Bill 0200

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF SB200 (Updated February 28, 2008 8:25 pm - DI 84)

Department of environmental management matters. Provides that a person must be qualified as a mediator under Indiana Supreme Court Rules to serve as a mediator in an administrative proceeding unless the parties and the administrative law judge agree to a mediator who is not qualified as such. Eliminates the requirement for the department of environmental management (IDEM) to include a laboratory division. Eliminates the requirement for certain water and wastewater operators to display certificates. Provides that a wastewater management vehicle must have an identification number issued by IDEM instead of a license. Provides that IDEM may issue a wastewater management permit that incorporates issuance of a wastewater management vehicle identification number and approval of a land application site. Eliminates the requirement for an applicant for certain waste permits to include the applicant's Social Security number in the application disclosure statement. Allows IDEM to require additional information in the application. Establishes good character disclosure requirements for confined feeding operations and CAFOs. Allows IDEM to review and act on disclosed good character information. Prohibits a person from starting construction of a confined feeding operation or CAFO without obtaining both: (1) the prior approval of IDEM; and (2) any approval required by a county, city, or town in which the confined feeding operation or CAFO is or would be constructed. Provides that before an original permit for the construction or operation of a landfill that is or may be located in a county that does not zone under the laws concerning local planning and zoning may be granted, the applicant must submit a bond: (1) to IDEM; and (2) in an amount that is equal to the projected annual gross income of the landfill. Requires IDEM to hold the bond for three years after the date the landfill is closed. With respect to the mercury switch removal program: (1) states the purposes of the program; (2) requires IDEM to pay recyclers for removed anti-lock braking system G-force sensors and other components containing more than 10 milligrams of mercury; and (3) provides that the mercury switch removal requirement does not apply if the removal would require dismantling of the vehicle. Transfers administration of the lead-based paint activities program from IDEM to the state department of health and amends the definition of elevated blood lead level for purposes of the program. Deletes the deadline of January 1, 2009, for adoption of lead-based paint activities rules by the state department of health (SDOH). Provides that lead-based paint activities rules adopted before January 1, 2009, by the air pollution control board are considered rules of the SDOH, and requires the SDOH to adopt rules to replace the rules of the control board. Allows IDEM to use money in the underground petroleum storage tank excess liability trust fund for the inspection of underground storage tanks, and limits the combined amount of payments from the fund in a year for tank inspection and administration of claims against the fund to 10% of the fund income in the immediately preceding year. Establishes standards for electronic submission of information to IDEM.
    Current Status:
     In Conference Committee
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