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 regulations for surface impoundments are in effect in Iowa.
• Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 7 office administers and enforces the surface impoundments rules in Iowa. In fact, the EPA administers and enforces all of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 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.