|
|
Close





Iowa Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Natural Resources Department: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 561

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Environmental protection regulations: IAC 567

Energy and geological resources: IAC 565

Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board: IAC 591

Emergency Management Division: IAC 605

Public Health Department: IAC 641

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Identification (ID) Number fees: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.424(5)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

EPA Region 7

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Iowa, the counterpart to the federal EPA is DNR. DNR's mission is to "conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for Iowans and ensure a legacy for future generations."

Iowa is working with EPA on an ongoing basis for authority to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DNR's air, water, and waste management rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To obtain federal authorization to enforce and administer its environmental programs, DNR is required to adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or to implement stricter state standards.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's various departments and boards administer their respective rules as a means of protecting Iowa's air, water, and land from pollution. While hazardous waste rules remain in the state's Administrative Code, EPA sets and administers the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules in Iowa, including the criteria for identifying and ...


>> Read more about Environmental Protection Agency

More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Iowa Environmental Protection Agency Resources

Environmental Protection Agency Products

Environmental Compliance in [Your State]
Avoid difficult state compliance problems. Here is all the plain-English help you need to stay in compliance with the environmental laws in your state. Arranged by topic, this easy to use resource explains how to comply with state regulations, and highlights any differences from federal. Includes regular updates and monthly newsletter."
Environmental Manager's Compliance Advisor Newsletter
This practical newsletter is your best practice advisor to the latest in environmental compliance. You get helpful strategies on all critical EPA topics – from how to handle inspections to SPCC plans to waste minimization. "
EHS Compliance Focus: EPA’s Stormwater MSGP: What You Need to Know Now

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2008 Multi-sector General Permit (MSGP). The MSGP–2008 replaces the MSGP–2000, which expired in October 2005, and authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with industrial activities. "

EHS Essentials Kit: SPCC Plan Compliance
Complicated EPA laws do not have to be difficult to implement. Oil spill prevention is high on the list of EPA concerns -- does your plan meet SPCC and 2010 & 2011 amendments? "
Roadmap to EPA’s Hazardous Waste Manifest: Special Report - Download
The hazardous waste manifest supplies the essential data to properly load, store, and handle hazardous wastes. The manifest also provides necessary information to enable emergency personnel to safely handle a problem during an accident or an emergency. Download now. "
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!