Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...