Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
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 hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and additional state requirements in connection with fees and used oil collection centers. The state's additional rules concerning fees apply to hazardous waste generators, transporters, and owners and operators of TSDFs. These fees are described in the state sections GENERATORS, HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS, and TSDF PERMITS. The used oil collection center rules are discussed in the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.
• Administration and enforcement. Iowa does not have RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization would allow DNR to enforce the state's own hazardous waste management program. To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's hazardous waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal hazardous waste RCRA rules.
EPA's Region 7 office administers and enforces the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements in Iowa because the state has not had EPA authorization to implement its ...