Environmental management matters

H.E.A. 1233, P.L. 181
Effective:  Relevant portions effective July 1, 2018

Makes it a Class B misdemeanor: (1) to make a false material statement or representation in a form, notice, or report required under an air pollution control permit or water pollution control permit; (2) to tamper with or falsify data from an air or water pollution monitoring device; or (3) to make a false material statement or representation in a label, manifest, record, report, or other document required under a hazardous waste permit. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor to transport regulated used oil without a manifest. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor to knowingly violate certain air pollution control rules, permit conditions, or fee or filing requirements. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to willfully or negligently violate certain water pollution control rules, permit conditions, or fee or filing requirements. Defines “negligently.” Provides for potential fines for environmental Class A misdemeanors and Class B misdemeanors in an amount exceeding the ordinary statutory limit on fines for Class A and Class B misdemeanors. Provides that certain violations of water pollution standards or limitations may be Class B or Class C misdemeanors. Provides that it is a felony for a person to knowingly commit any of certain offenses involving hazardous waste, air pollution, or water pollution if the person knows that the person’s act places another person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury.

Provides, for purposes of the statute defining the offense of criminal trespass as knowingly or intentionally entering real property after having been denied entry, that a property owner may “deny entry” to property by placing purple marks on trees or posts around the property.

Read the bill at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/house/1233