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. The federal rules for hazardous waste transporters are in effect in Iowa. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for specific requirements. Iowa has additional discharge notification requirements and an annual fee for hazardous waste transporters.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers hazardous waste transporter rules in Iowa, and DNR administers the state notification and fee requirements.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS
IA Code 455B.424
Hazardous waste transporters who are required to obtain an EPA identification number must pay an annual fee of $25.
Discharge Notification Requirements
If any hazardous waste is discharged during transit, the transporter must notify DNR and local officials by phone as soon as possible, but no later than 6 hours after the onset or the discovery of the discharge. A written report must be submitted to DNR within 30 days, and any subsequent findings and laboratory results must be submitted in writing to DNR as soon as they become available.
The written report must contain:
- Exact location and time and date of the onset or discovery of the ...