IDEM Permitting Update
By Jennifer K. Thompson, Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) reports that it issued the following number of permit determinations for the following specified permit categories in the first quarter of 2014: 88 Title V permitting determinations; 54 federally enforceable state operating permitting determinations; 41 minor source operating permitting determinations; 40 source specific operating agreement determinations; and 40 registration determinations.
IDEM also received the following number of permit applications during this same time frame: 73 Title V Permit Applications; 52 Federally Enforceable Operating Permit Applications; 35 Minor Source Operating Permit Applications; 33 Source Specific Operating Permit Applications; 33 Registration Applications; and 33 applications not yet classified.
IDEM’s Permitting Branch is currently operating with 39 permit writers and has four vacant permit writer positions, six section chiefs, 11 administrative personnel, two environmental specialists, and one branch chief.