Governing Law and Regulations
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. The federal hazardous waste biennial report form rules are in effect in Iowa. Following the federal rules, therefore, large quantity generators and TSDFs must submit a biennial report to EPA by March 1 of every even-numbered year. See the national section BIENNIAL REPORT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste biennial requirements in Iowa because the state has not had EPA authorization to implement its own hazardous waste management program since 1985. Iowa has no plans to apply for EPA authorization in the near future.