This legislation authorizes the establishment of local development authorities in Indiana. A development authority established under this law may acquire, construct, equip, own, lease, and finance projects and facilities for lease to or for the benefit of airport authority projects, commuter transportation district and other rail projects and services, regional transportation authority projects and services economic development projects, intermodal transportation projects, and regional trail or greenway projects;
Redevelopment commissions are responsible for developing plans and managing tools used to address conditions of blight (redevelopment areas) and underutilized land of economic significance (economic development areas). The work of the redevelopment commission typically involves identifying blighted areas, designating redevelopment areas, developing plans to eliminate blight and working in partnership with private developers to generate new economic development with increased tax base and new jobs.
It is the policy of the state to encourage the constructive uses of radiation and to control its harmful effects. This section contains regulations pertaining to the manufacture, use, transportation, and storage of radioactive materials as well as licenses to operate or maintain facilities that manage such materials.
This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Indiana as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation.
The Division of Pipeline Safety of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission regulates the construction of any segment of an interstate pipeline on privately owned land in Indiana. The division has provisions for establishing guidelines to be followed by pipeline owners with regards to pipeline construction and interactions with affected landowners.
Parke County REMC offers rebates to commercial and residential customers for purchasing and installing qualifying energy efficient water heaters, air-source heat pumps, dual fuel heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. Rebates will be paid in the form of an on-bill credit. Some rebates may be paid over the course of several on-bill credits. All efficiency and equipment requirements stated on the program web site must be met in order to be eligible. Provide all requested purchase information.
Orange County REMC offers incentives for members to improve the energy efficiency of homes, appliances and equipment. Rebates are available for water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, central air conditioners, ETS systems, and CFL bulbs. The rebate amount depends on the size and efficiency of the equipment and the type of system that it is replacing. A free 40- to 50-gallon water heater is also available to customers with gas replacements or new construction. To obtain an application and learn more about the program guidelines, see the program web site.
This division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources provides information on the regulation of oil and gas exploration, wells and well spacings, drilling, plugging and abandonment, and integration and forced pooling. Entities operating a well for oil and/or gas recovery must, in addition to other fees imposed by the Department, purchase bonds to demonstrate their financial commitment and provide for reclamation. More specific regulations are available on the website of the Oil and Gas Division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Ohio Valley Gas Corporation (OVG) offers rebates to its residential and small commercial customers for the purchase of energy efficient equipment and appliances. The program's rebate offering includes incentives for furnaces, space heaters, tank water heaters, and tankless water heaters, clothes dryers, and kitchen ranges. Rebates for equipment often vary by size and efficiency. Rebate amounts also depend on whether the equipment installed is used in new construction, as a conversion, or as a replacement for older, less efficient equipment.
The Ohio River Greenway Development Commission administers the Ohio River Greenway Project, which is a park along a 7-mile stretch of the Ohio River. The Commission developed a master plan for the project, including the acquiring of property, conducting of studies, and coordinating programs and activities of other public and private agencies that are related to the Commission's objectives.