Iowa Risk Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68

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

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Air Quality Bureau

Linn County Public Health Department Air Quality Division

Polk County Planning and Development Air Quality Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa has not taken delegation of the risk management program. Facilities required to develop a risk management program and submit a risk management plan (RMP) should follow the federal program. For more information, see the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

For Title V sources required to develop an RMP, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. For more information, see the national section TITLE V.

Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 7 implements the risk management program in Iowa. DNR, with assistance from the local regulatory agencies, is responsible for checking that Title V sources have submitted a plan as required and for drafting a Title V operating permit containing the applicable risk management program requirements.


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