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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.