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Iowa Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator fees: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.424 and Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-149.1(455B) to 567-149.9(455B)

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Generator regulations: 40 CFR 261.5 and 40 CFR 262

Fees:

Annual fee: IA Code 455B.424(5) and IA Code 455B.424(6)(455B)

Hazardous waste management fees: IAC 567-149.4(2)(455B) and IAC 567-149.3(1)(455B)

Hazardous waste fee collection Form 179: IAC 567-149.4(455B), IAC 567-149.5(455B), and IAC 567-149.7(455B)

Regulatory Agencies

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. The federal rules for generators are in effect in Iowa. See the national section GENERATORS for specific information on the classes and responsibilities of generators. In addition, and unlike the federal rules, Iowa requires hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs), small quantity generators (SQGs), and certain conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) to pay an annual fee as well as various hazardous waste management fees.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office administers and enforces the generator rules in Iowa, with the exception of the rules concerning fees, which are administered and enforced by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The EPA administers and enforces the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management requirements because the state has not had EPA authorization to implement its own hazardous waste management program since 1985. At present, Iowa has no plans to apply for EPA authorization.

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