Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division (ESD) Land Quality Bureau
Iowa Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The term "hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. Iowa does not specifically regulate hazardous substance storage. Iowa defines "hazardous substance" by adopting the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act's definition as any element, compound, mixture, solution, or substance designated under 40 CFR 302.4. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.
Aboveground petroleum storage. The Iowa fire marshal requires construction plans to be submitted for certain aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Iowa.
Hazardous materials. Iowa follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. In addition, transporters of hazardous waste in Iowa must notify DNR of any hazardous waste in transit or being discharged in Iowa. See the state sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS to review these standards.
Hazardous substance releases. Iowa follows federal environmental response and remediation laws for responding to hazardous substance releases from storage ...