Iowa Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 875-10.20(88)

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National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and IAC 567-23.1(455B)

Asbestos abatement:

Permits: IAC 875-155.2(88B)

Licensing: IAC 875-155.6(88B)

Notification: IAC 875-155.5(88B)

Recordkeeping: IAC 875-155.4(88B)

Asbestos waste disposal: IAC 567-109.11(1)(455B,455D)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Air Quality Bureau

DNR Environmental Services Division Energy and Waste Management Bureau

Iowa Workforce Development Labor Services Division (LSD)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa's asbestos practices are generally governed by federal law. The state adopted federal OSHA worker protection standards and the asbestos NESHAP requirements. The state has additional rules governing asbestos abatement activities, permitting, licensing, and recordkeeping.

Administration and enforcement. Iowa Workforce Development's LSD administers and enforces the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health requirements and the state requirements concerning permitting and licensing. DNR is responsible for overseeing NESHAP and waste disposal requirements.

State Requirements



IAC 875-155.2(88B)

Business permits. Iowa requires businesses that engage in asbestos projects to hold a state abatement permit. The permit is valid for 1 year and must be renewed annually thereafter for a fee of $500. Businesses that use their own employees to ...

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