Iowa Closure/Post-Closure Plans regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Closure rules: 40 CFR 264.110 to 264.116 and 40 CFR 265.110 to 265.116 (interim status)

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Post-closure rules: 40 CFR 264.117 to 264.120 and 40 CFR 265.117 to 265.121 (interim status)

Financial responsibility requirements: 40 CFR 264.140 to 264.151 and 40 CFR 265.140 to 265.150 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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 follows the federal closure and post-closure requirements for hazardous waste facilities. See the national section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS for a review of these rules.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the closure and post-closure rules in Iowa. In fact, EPA enforces all the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements because the state has not had EPA implementation authorization since 1985 and has no plans to apply for it in the near future.

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