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Iowa Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-135.3(455B) and IAC 567-135.5(455B)

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Pesticides: IAC 21-44.10(206)

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) removal and disposal: IAC 567-118.1(455B, 455D) to 567-118.14(455B, 455D)

Manure storage structures: IAC 567-65.15(10)(455B)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. Iowa's leak detection rules generally follow federal standards, with additional requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs), pesticides application, manure storage structures, and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) removal and disposal. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of the federal leak detection requirements.

The state has adopted federal hazardous waste regulations that cover leak detection in a variety of areas. All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments must have a leak detection system as part of their design. See the national section LANDFILLS for more information. Leak detection systems for hazardous waste storage tanks or drums are referred to as secondary containment. For information on tank system requirements, see the national section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS.

Iowa follows the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan to prevent spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for plan ...


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