Iowa Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air penalties: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.109, IA Code 455B.146, IA Code 455B.146A, and IA Code 459.602

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Asbestos: IA Code 88B.12

Hazardous waste: IA Code 455B.386, IA Code 455B.430, and IA Code 716B.2 to 716B.4

Pesticides: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 21-45.19, IAC 21-45.102(206), IA Code 206.11, IA Code 206.18 to 206.22, and IA Code 903.1

Solid (nonhazardous) waste: IA Code 455B.307, IA Code 455B.307A, and IA Code 455B.310

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): IA Code 903.1 and IA Code 455B.477


Ag waste: IA Code 459.603 to 459.605

Underground injection: IA Code 455B.190

Water pollution: IA Code 455B.191

Water rights: IA Code 455B.279

Wastewater: IA Code 455B.224

Workplace safety and health: Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSHA), IA Code 88.14

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD)

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Division of Labor Services

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) Pesticide Bureau

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa law provides for administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations of its environmental laws.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's divisions are responsible for the administration and enforcement of Iowa's environmental rules.





Prohibited Act Penalty
Air: Violation of a DNR order, permit, or rule Civil:IA Code 455B.146:Injunctive relief and/or up to $10,000 per day per violation
Air: Knowing violation of any air quality ...

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