327 IAC 5-2-22 - Signatories to permit applications and reports

Current through March 30, 2022

Authority: IC 13-1-3-4; IC 13-1-3-7; IC 13-7-7; IC 13-7-10-1

Affected: IC 13-1-3; IC 13-7

Sec. 22.

(a) All permit applications shall be signed as follows:
(1) For a corporation by a responsible corporate officer. For purposes of this section, "a responsible corporate officer" means either of the following:
(A) A president, secretary, treasurer, any vice president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any other person who performs similar policymaking or decision making functions for the corporation.
(B) The manager of one (1) or more manufacturing, production, or operating facilities provided the manager is authorized to make management decisions that govern the operation of the regulated facility including having the explicit or implicit duty to make major capital investment recommendations, and initiating and directing other comprehensive measures to assure long-term environmental compliance with environmental laws and regulations; the manager can ensure that the necessary systems are established or actions taken to gather complete and accurate information for permit application requirements; and where authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate procedures.
(2) For a partnership or sole proprietorship by a general partner or the proprietor, respectively.
(3) For a municipality, state, federal, or other public agency or political subdivision thereof by either a principal executive officer or ranking elected official. For purposes of this section, a principal executive officer of a federal agency includes:
(A) the chief executive officer of the agency; or
(B) a senior executive officer having responsibility for the overall operations of a principal geographic unit of the agency (for example, Regional Administrators of EPA).
(4) Permit applicants who meet the criteria set forth in this subsection may also be required to utilize agency-approved electronic application mechanisms in lieu of paper NPDES applications.
(b) All reports required by permits and other information requested by the commissioner shall be signed by a person described in subsection (a), or by a duly authorized representative of that person. A person is a duly authorized representative only if the authorization meets the following requirements:
(1) The authorization is made in writing by a person described in subsection (a).
(2) The authorization specifies either an individual or a position having responsibility for the overall operation of the regulated facility or activity, such as the position of plant manager, operator of a well or a well field, superintendent, or position of equivalent responsibility. (A duly authorized representative may thus be either a named individual or any individual occupying a named position.)
(3) The written authorization is submitted to the commissioner.
(c) If an authorization under subsection (b) is no longer accurate because a different individual or position has responsibility for the overall operation of the facility, a new authorization satisfying the requirements of subsection (b) must be submitted to the commissioner prior to or together with any reports, information, or applications to be signed by an authorized representative.
(d) Any person signing a document under subsection (a) or (b) shall make the following certification:

"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.".

Notes

327 IAC 5-2-22
Water Pollution Control Board; 327 IAC 5-2-22; filed Sep 24, 1987, 3:00 p.m.: 11 IR 633; filed Feb 26, 1993, 5:00 p.m.: 16 IR 1756 Filed 10/9/2015, 4:07 p.m.: 20151104-IR-327100659FRA

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