Iowa Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Act, Iowa Code (IA Code) Sections 88.1

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Hazard communication standard: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 875-110.1(88,89B)

Hazardous materials transporter requirements: IAC 761-520.1(321)

Trade secrets: IAC 875-130.1(89B) to 875-130.3(89B)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT)

Iowa Department of Employment Services Division of Labor Services

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 requires all chemical manufacturers or importers to assess the hazards of chemicals that they produce or import and to provide information to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they are exposed, by means of a hazard communication program. See the state section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for further guidance.

Iowa has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

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