Iowa Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generators: 40 CFR 262.34(a)(4) and 40 CFR 265.50 to 265.56

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 40 CFR 264.50 to 264.56 and 40 CFR 265.50 to 265.56 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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 contingency plan requirements are in effect in Iowa for hazardous waste large quantity generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).

• Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 7 office administers and enforces the contingency plan 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.

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