State and Federal rules and regulations are an ever-changing part of the water resources community. This page will help the stormwater and floodplain professionals keep up-to-date with legislative changes, administrative rules, and other policies that may affect their community.

House Bill 1096

House Bill 1096, proposed by Representative Wes Culver of House District 49 (parts of Elkhart County including Goshen and Middlebury) would prohibit an MS4 Operator from imposing construction/erosion control requirements that are more stringent than the construction/erosion control requirements in 327 IAC 15-5.  The bill has been assigned to the House Environmental Affairs Committee but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing. You can read and follow House Bill 1096 here.

Indiana Construction General Permit (CGP)

IDEM is currently working on a replacement NPDES general permit to replace 327 IAC 15-5 (Rule 5). EPA is no longer allowing IDEM to put their NPDES general permits into the Indiana Administrative Code. In 2016, the Environmental Rules Board approved a new IAC rule which enables IDEM to issue general permits through EPA’s standard process. EPA is also requiring IDEM to expand certain key requirements as well as add new ones.IDEM is currently holding meetings with invited representatives from key stakeholder groups. INAFSM is one of these participating groups and Kerry Daily, the current Legislative Committee Chair, serves as INAFSM’s representative. If INAFSM members would like to provide input or comments on this draft permit, they should contact Kerry.

The Fact Sheets below were developed by INAFSM to provide a greater understanding of the draft permit. One of the Fact Sheets is intended to serve as an Executive Summary and the other provides specific details.

Legislative Committee Reports