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Indiana Code Title 13. Environment § 13-27-2-5

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Sec. 5.  The commissioner and the assistant commissioner, through coordinated effort, shall do the following:

(1) Periodically review state environmental programs and projects for their ability and progress in promoting multimedia industrial pollution prevention.

(2) Assist the division of air, the division of water, and the division of solid and hazardous waste management in identifying, within planned and existing regulatory programs of the department, obstacles to pollution prevention and opportunities to promote and assist in pollution prevention, including the following:

(A) Encouraging regulatory flexibility to afford businesses the opportunity to develop or implement pollution prevention technologies and practices.

(B) Performing pollution prevention impact analyses of administrative rules before proposed rules are published and before final adoption.

(C) Exploring permanent funding for the program.

(3) Promote increased coordination between the divisions of the department and between the department and other governmental regulatory programs with responsibilities and duties relating to toxic materials and environmental wastes, including, to the fullest extent possible, the following:

(A) Joint planning processes.

(B) Joint research and studies.

(C) Joint public hearings.

(D) Joint hazard assessments.

(E) Joint environmental and workplace impact statements.

(F) Joint pollution prevention impact analyses for existing and proposed administrative rules.

(4) Develop policies and programs to reduce the following by means of industrial pollution prevention:

(A) Generation of municipal wastes.

(B) Generation of household hazardous wastes and pollutants.

(C) Use of toxic materials in consumer products.

(5) Provide general information about, and actively publicize the advantages of and developments in, pollution prevention and the requirements of this article.

(6) Assist businesses that seek information, guidance, planning assistance, or recommendations for pollution prevention by providing technical information to those businesses at production or commercial locations.

(7) Work with existing environmental regulatory programs to make use of existing information gathering systems that may assist the division in assessing the progress of pollution prevention statewide.

(8) Grant or deny applications for pollution prevention grants under section 10 of this chapter.

(9) Provide source reduction and recycling technical assistance and administer the Indiana recycling grants program established under IC 13-20-22-2.

Cite this article: - Indiana Code Title 13. Environment § 13-27-2-5 - last updated June 08, 2021 |

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