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Determination of Reportable 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:

    1. Hazardous materials release (transportation) in excess of 100 pounds.
    2. Example: 15 gallons of Gasoline or 14 gallons of Diesel Fuel

    3. Oil spills in excess of 55 gallons
    4. Fish kills occur.
    5. Radiological incidents occur.

Under these conditions, IDEMís Office of Environmental Response, the county EMA director and the county LEPC should be notified. (See procedure in the Release Notification section of this plan.)

A hazardous material release is in excess of a reportable quantity under federal regulation if one of the following conditions are met:

    1. Over 1 pound of an EHS material is released.
    2. An amount of material in excess of the CERCLA reportable quantity is released. (See the Consolidated Chemical List at the back of this section.)

Any of the above releases are reportable to both IDEMís Office of Emergency Response and the National Response Center.

The following sections provide information necessary on determining the type of response and notifications required.

Acronym Definition

 

CAA

Clean Air Act

 

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

 

EHS

Extremely Hazardous Substance

 

EMA

Emergency Management Agency

 

LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee

 

OPA

Oil Pollution Act

 

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

 

RMP

Risk Management Program

 

RQ

Reportable Quantity

 

SPCC

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

 

TPQ

Threshhold Planning Quantity

 

TQ

Threshhold Quantity

EPA RCRA, Superfund & EPCRA Hotline

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