Iowa Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Iowa Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455H.101 to 455H.511

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Land Recycling Program (LRP): Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-137.1(455H) to 567-137.11(455H)

Definitions: IAC 567-137.2(455H)

Cleanup standards: IAC 567-137.4(455H) to 567-137.6(455H)

Variances: IA Code 455H.205

No further action letters: IAC 567-137.11(455H)

Tax credits: IAC 261-65.1 to 261-65.12

Sustainable design standards: IAC 661-310.1 to 661-310.6

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Land Quality Contaminated Sites Section

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Iowa Public Safety Department

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. In 1997, Iowa enacted the Iowa Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standard Act (the Act) that implements environmental remediation standards and sets up review procedures to reduce or eliminate liability for the voluntary cleanup of contaminated property. The Act also establishes a land recycling fund.

The liability protection and immunities afforded under the Act extend only to liability or potential liability arising under state law. It is not intended to provide any relief as to liability or potential liability arising under federal law. Consequently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may take enforcement actions independent of the state. See the national section BROWNFIELDS for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Contaminated Sites Section administers the LRP in Iowa. The ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
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