Regulatory Affairs



The Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s regulatory affairs division assists in the process of obtaining the permits and approvals necessary for a business operation. Members of the regulatory affairs staff serve as liaisons between companies, communities, local economic development organizations, and regulatory agencies.
 
The regulatory affairs division assists both current and potential Indiana businesses with a variety of topics, including agency contacts and communication facilitation; license/permit requirements and applications; permit tracking; and regulatory compliance.
 
In addition, members of the regulatory affairs staff serve as liaisons between businesses and various state agencies, such as: the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Department of Revenue, Department of Workforce Development, and Secretary of State. Regulatory affairs staff members also serve on a variety of workgroups and task forces dealing with issues of importance to economic development in Indiana.
 
The director of regulatory affairs is also the Secretary of Commerce’s proxy on three state environmental rulemaking boards: The Air Pollution Control Board; the Water Pollution Control Board; and the Solid Waste Management Board.
 

PERMITTING ASSISTANCE

 
The regulatory affairs division not only provides permit application assistance and tracking, but also establishes early communications with the technical staff of the regulatory agencies to ensure that permits are efficiently processed. This service is an effort to minimize the amount of time spent on regulatory compliance.
 
Contact the Indiana regulatory division with questions on obtaining the proper permits or maintaining compliance with the laws and regulations of the state of Indiana.
 
Devin Hillsdon-Smith
Regulatory Affairs Liaison
(317) 232-8833