Iowa Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Refrigerants/ODS: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI) and 40 CFR 82

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Discarded appliance demanufacturing: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-118.1(455B, 455D) to 567-118.16(455B, 455D)

Definitions: IAC 567-118.3(455B, 455D)

Permits: IAC 567-118.2(455B, 455D), IAC 567-118.5(455B, 455D), and IAC 567-118.6(455B, 455D)

Operating requirements: IAC 567-118.7(455B, 455D)

Storage and handling of appliances: IAC 567-118.4(455B, 455D)

Refrigerant removal requirements: IAC 567-118.9(455B, 455D)

Training: IAC 567-118.8(455B, 455D)

Recordkeeping and reporting: IAC 567-118.13(455B, 455D)

Facility closure: IAC 567-118.14(455B, 455D)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Energy and Waste Management Bureau

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 the management of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in Iowa, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. There are no state regulations pertaining to the management of ozone-depleting substances. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

Iowa has state requirements for the demanufacturing of appliances before disposal in order to ensure the proper reclamation, recycling, and disposal of refrigerants, including CFCs.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal rules related to the management of ozone depleting substances, including CFCs. The ...

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