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Iowa Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: 40 CFR 264.170 to 264.179 and 40 CFR 265.170 to 265.178 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: 40 CFR 261.7

Organic air emission standards: 40 CFR 264.1030 to 264.1090 and 40 CFR 265.1030 to 265.1090 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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 rules for hazardous waste containers are in effect in Iowa. Owners and operators of permitted containers are also responsible for meeting the treatment, storage, and disposal facility permit standards. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the container rules in Iowa. In fact, EPA enforces all of the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements because the state has not had EPA implementation authorization since 1985 and has no plans to apply for it in the near future.


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Iowa Containers Resources

Containers Products

Hazardous Waste Container Management - Guide Book
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Hazardous Waste Container Management Guide - PDF
This PDF guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers."
Hazwaste Container Management
Special Report - Download

This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. "
Route Safety & Safe Driving Techniques-Spanish Training Video
This video covers route hazards and liability exposures, container hazards, overhead clearances, maneuvering in tight spaces, reporting hazards and damage, overloaded containers, unauthorized hazards, waste container accessibility, landfill driver and helper safety, dumping the load, inspecting the vehicle at landfill, and more. -Spanish Edition"
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