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Disposal of Ash Wood Products in a Quarantined Area

If your business requires you to handle regulated ash products within quarantined counties, you should determine what your options are and develop a plan of action. The following steps will help.

chipping ash logs

Turning ash logs into chips.

(Ohio Department of Agriculture.)

Step One: Determine the Location of the Nearest Compliant Ash Receiver Site (CARS)

A CARS is a site such as a landfill, marshalling yard, or sawmill that has entered into an agreement with the appropriate regulatory agency to receive, process, or dispose of regulated ash material.

To find out the location of a CARS in Indiana, click here (PDF) or contact the Indiana DNR:

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology

402 West Washington Street, Room W290
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
Telephone: (317) 232-4120

If you are interested in setting up an ash receiver site in your area, contact Scott Kinzie of the Indiana DNR:

Scott Kinzie
Indiana DNR
Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology

402 W. Washington St., Room W-290
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office phone: (317) 232-4120
e-mail: skinzie@dnr.IN.gov

Step Two: Identify the scenario that applies to your situation from Table 1, and choose the appropriate action to dispose of regulated ash material.

Table 1: Disposal of Infested Ash Material

Work Site Description

Possible Actions to Dispose of Ash Infested Ash Materials

Compliance
agreement required?

Infested township containing a compliant ash receiver site (CARS)

Leave infested material on site

No

Bury ash material within infested township

No

Burn ash material at worksite (Permit from township or Indiana Department of Environmental Management may be required)

No

Chip infested material to less than 1 inch in diameter; material no longer regulated

No

Move infested material to CARS within same infested township for processing and disposal

No

Infested township without CARS; CARS located elsewhere in the county

Leave infested material on site

No

Bury ash material within infested township

No

Burn ash material at worksite (Permit from township or Indiana Department of Environmental Management may be required)

No

Chip infested material to less than 1 inch in diameter; material no longer regulated

No

Move infested material to CARS in township outside of quarantined area (can only be moved during dates listed in compliance agreement)

Yes

Infested township without CARS; no CARS located within the county

Leave infested material on site

No

Bury ash material within infested township

No

Burn ash material at worksite (Permit from township or Indiana Department of Environmental Management may be required)

No

Chip infested material to less than 1 inch in diameter; material no longer regulated

No

Move infested material to CARS in county outside of quarantined area (can only be moved during dates listed in compliance agreement)

Yes

Infested township in question adjoining another infested township; CARS located in the adjoining infested township.

Leave infested material on site

No

Bury ash material within infested township

No

Burn ash material at worksite (Permit from township or Indiana Department of Environmental Management may be required)

No

Chip infested material to less than 1 inch in diameter; material no longer regulated

No

Move infested material to CARS located in adjoining infested township (townships must be contiguous)

No

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