Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Air Quality Bureau
DNR Environmental Services Division Energy and Waste Management Bureau
Iowa Workforce Development Labor Services Division (LSD)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Iowa's asbestos practices are generally governed by federal law. The state adopted federal OSHA worker protection standards and the asbestos NESHAP requirements. The state has additional rules governing asbestos abatement activities, permitting, licensing, and recordkeeping.
• Administration and enforcement. Iowa Workforce Development's LSD administers and enforces the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health requirements and the state requirements concerning permitting and licensing. DNR is responsible for overseeing NESHAP and waste disposal requirements.
Business permits. Iowa requires businesses that engage in asbestos projects to hold a state abatement permit. The permit is valid for 1 year and must be renewed annually thereafter for a fee of $500. Businesses that use their own employees to ...