Iowa Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-135.1(455B) to 567-135.20(455B)

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Notification: IAC 567-135.3(3)(455B)

Delivery prohibition: IAC 567-135.3(8)(455B)

Secondary containment: IAC 567-135.3(9)(455B)

Fees: IAC 567-135.3(5)(455B)

Farm and residential tanks: IAC 567-135.3(4)(455B)

Licensing: IAC 567-134.17(455B) to 567-134.28(455B)

Fees: IAC 567-134.19(1)(455B)


Groundwater professionals: IAC 567-134.1(455G) to 567-134.5(455G)

UST compliance inspectors: IAC 567-134.6(455B) to 567-134.16(455B)


Definitions: IAC 567-135.2(455B)

Operator training: IAC 567-135.4(6)(455B) to 567-135


Inspections: IAC 567-135.20(455B)

Financial responsibility:

Corrective action: IAC 567-136.1(455B) to 567-136.24(455B)

License holders: IAC 567-134.19(5)(455B)

Release detection: IAC 567-135.5(455B)

Closure: IAC 567-135.15(455B)

UST Fund: Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum UST Fund Act, Code of Iowa (IA Code), Sections 455G.1 to 455G.22 and IAC 591(455G)

Eligible costs: IAC 591-11.3

Property transfer: IA Code, Section 558.69

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division (ESD) Land Quality Bureau UST Section

DNR Environmental Protection Commission (EPC)

Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum UST Fund Board (UST Board)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa's underground storage tank (UST) program was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effective May 8, 1995. The state has incorporated the federal rules, with additional and more stringent requirements, including regulation of small farm and ...

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