Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)
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. Iowa's leak detection rules generally follow federal standards, with additional requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs), pesticides application, manure storage structures, and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) removal and disposal. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of the federal leak detection requirements.
The state has adopted federal hazardous waste regulations that cover leak detection in a variety of areas. All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments must have a leak detection system as part of their design. See the national section LANDFILLS for more information. Leak detection systems for hazardous waste storage tanks or drums are referred to as secondary containment. For information on tank system requirements, see the national section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS.
Iowa follows the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan to prevent spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for plan ...