Hazardous Material Release
A hazardous material release is in excess of a reportable quantity under the Indiana Spill Rule if any of the following conditions are met:
- Hazardous materials release (transportation) in excess of 100 pounds
- Example: 15 gallons of Gasoline or 14 gallons of Diesel Fuel
- Oil spills in excess of 55 gallons
- Fish kills occur
- Radiological incidents occur
Notify the Proper Authorities
Under the necessary conditions, IDEM's Office of Environmental Response, the county EMA director and the county LEPC should be notified. Review procedure in the Release Notification section of this plan for more information.
A hazardous material release is in excess of a reportable quantity under federal regulation if one of the following conditions are met:
- Over 1 pound of an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) material is released.
- An amount of material in excess of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) reportable quantity is released. See the Consolidated Chemical List page for more information.
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS)
- Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
- Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
- Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Risk Management Program (RMP)
- Reportable Quantity (RQ)
- Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
- Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ)
- Threshold Quantity (TQ)