Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division (ESD)
Iowa Department of Public Defense Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Generally, Iowa follows the federal requirements for release notification. Iowa has some additional state requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. ESD and LEPCs, along with local fire and police departments, enforce Iowa's release notification rules.
The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division is the central source for information on the state's homeland security and emergency management efforts and initiatives. It was formed in October 2001, and its mission is to lead, coordinate, and support homeland security and emergency management functions in Iowa. For more information, see the state section SECURITY.
A spill should be reported immediately if:
- The hazardous substance has the potential to leave the property by flowing over the surface or ...