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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Environmental matters. Provides that a property owner claiming the industrial waste control facility property tax exemption must: (1) provide a written statement attesting that the property claimed as exempt meets the requirements for the exemption; and (2) file the statement along with the exemption claim. Eliminates provisions under which the property owner must mail a copy of the exemption claim to the department of environmental management (department) and the assessor is required to allow the total exemption claimed by the property owner if the department does not certify its determination to the assessor within 120 days. Amends the law concerning Environmental matters. Provides that a property owner claiming the industrial waste control facility property tax exemption must: (1) provide a written statement attesting that the property claimed as exempt meets the requirements for the exemption; and (2) file the statement along with the exemption claim. Eliminates provisions under which the property owner must mail a copy of the exemption claim to the department of environmental management (department) and the assessor is required to allow the total exemption claimed by the property owner if the department does not certify its determination to the assessor within 120 days. Amends the law concerning the department's preparation of a list of impaired waters to provide for the list to be posted to the department's Internet web site instead of being published in the Indiana Register and to require that the list be made available for public comment for at least 45 days instead of at least 90 days. Requires the department to establish a state permit program for the implementation of federal regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residuals in landfills and surface impoundments. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt rules for the establishment of the state permit program. Requires the department, not later than May 15, 2021, to notify the United States Environmental Protection Agency of its intention to establish the state permit program and seek federal approval of the program. Establishes the CCR program fund to pay costs incurred by the department in operating the state permit program and conducting program funding reviews. Changes, from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2023, the expiration date of a noncode SECTION of HEA 1278-2019 concerning the adoption of rules to increase the amounts of certain environmental fees. ... View more