Iowa Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Floodplains: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-70.1(455B, 481A) and IAC 567-72.30(455B)

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Pest control business: Code of Iowa (IA Code 206.13)

Solid waste:

Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs): IAC 567-113.14(455B)

Cathode-ray tube (CRT) recycling facilities: IAC 567-122.25(455B, 455D)

Waste tire stockpile sites and waste tire processing facilities: IAC 567-117.7(455B, 455D)

Waste tire haulers: IAC 567-116.6(455B, 455D)

Underground storage tanks (USTs): IAC 567-136.1(455B) to 567-136.24(455B)

UST Fund: IAC 591(455G)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Iowa Department of Agriculture (IDA)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional state requirements for floodplain management and pest control businesses, municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs), cathode-ray tube (CRT) recycling facilities, waste tire stockpile sites, waste tire processing facilities, and waste tire haulers. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for a review of the federal financial responsibility requirements.

Iowa follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for hazardous waste facilities and underground storage tanks (USTs). The Petroleum Marketers Management Insurance Company (PMMIC) was formed to provide UST financial insurance coverage to Iowa UST owners. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers and enforces the financial responsibility rules in Iowa for floodplain construction projects, CRT recycling ...


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