Iowa Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Community right to know: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 605-104.2

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Access to information: IAC 875-130.1(89B), IAC 875-130.2(89B), IAC 875-130.6(89B), IAC 875-130.7(89B), and IAC 875-130.12(89B)

Trade secrets: IAC 875-130.2(89B) and IAC 875-130.4(89B)

Emergency response right to know:

Chemical lists to local fire departments: IAC 875-140.5(89B) and IAC 875-140.6(89B)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division (ESD)

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Division of Labor Services Iowa Emergency Response Commission (IERC)

Department of Public Defense Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa follows federal rules for the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), with additional state-specific reporting requirements. In addition, Iowa follows state-specific requirements for employers reporting to local fire departments.

Iowa follows federal rules for hazardous chemical reporting under EPCRA Section 311 that requires a list of hazardous chemicals be submitted to the DNR, the LEPC, and the local fire department. Safety data sheets (SDSs) may not be submitted in place of the chemical list. See the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for federal requirements.

Iowa follows the federal rules for the emergency and hazardous chemical inventory reports, commonly referred to as Tier II reports, under EPCRA Section 312. The report must ...

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Iowa Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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