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Environment and Energy: IDEM Takes Step to Increase Fees; Key Task Force Members Announced

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has announced a rulemaking to increase its air program fees. The announcement indicated: “IDEM’s Office of Air Quality has completed an extensive evaluation of revenues from Title V permit fees, and after careful consideration, and consistent with the provisions of the Indiana General Assembly’s House Enrolled Act 1278, which directs the Environmental Rules [...]

2019-06-14T14:34:24-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Very Successful But With Weird Twists and Turns

By Greg Ellis, vice president of energy and environmental policy * PDF version available for printing * The business community had quite a few wins with good legislation coming to fruition and some bad legislation halted. It was clear that most members of the General Assembly read the Indiana Chamber’s legislative agenda and contemplated our members’ wants and needs. [...]

2019-05-15T11:10:40-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Quick Hits: Meeting With U.S. Sen. Mike Braun; Wage Assignment Bill Pulled, While Meaningful School Accountability Moves On

On the federal front – On February 11, the Indiana Chamber’s Greg Ellis and Jeff Brantley met with U.S. Sen. Mike Braun in his Indianapolis office. The Chamber highlighted key issues that its membership has identified. Some of those issues include the continued concern over tariffs/trade, the negative impacts of a medical device tax and general tax issues. Senator [...]

2019-02-15T14:08:27-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Chamber Meets With EPA Regional Administrator

On October 30, the Indiana Chamber – along with nearly 50 members (and a couple of other trade associations) – met in Chicago with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V Administrator Cathy Stepp, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Commissioner Bruno Pigott and their staffs to discuss environmental issues that impact the Indiana regulated community. Chamber member Skipp Kropp [...]

2018-11-06T23:59:57-04:00November 7th, 2018|

Water, Alcohol and Recap of Energy/Environmental Efforts

By Greg Ellis, vice president of energy and environmental policy The headline: A plan to address drinking water, wastewater and storm water management needs in Indiana should happen sooner rather than later. That’s all possible thanks to HB 1267 which establishes a water infrastructure taskforce to develop the long-awaited, long-term strategy. This was a legislative priority for the Chamber [...]

2018-03-30T12:15:25-04:00March 30th, 2018|

Nearly $41M in Settlement Money Available Through IDEM Grants

Funds from a federal settlement to the U.S. Department of Justice for violations of the federal Clean Air Act are now available to certain Hoosier businesses. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is acting as the trustee of Indiana’s portion of the settlement money – some $40.9 million. Below is the broad list of project categories eligible for [...]

2017-10-13T11:27:05-04:00October 13th, 2017|