Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Iowa Geological Survey and Land Quality Bureau Underground Storage Tank Section
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. The federal hazardous waste corrective action rules are in effect in Iowa. The state has also adopted voluntary risk-based remediation standards for UST and brownfield sites.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the hazardous waste corrective action rules in Iowa. In fact, EPA enforces all of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 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. DNR's Environmental Services Division administers and enforces the state's corrective action rules and risked-based corrective action rules (RBCA) for USTs and brownfields.
VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION STANDARDS
IAC 567-135.8(455B) to 567-135.20(455B)
The objective of RBCA is to effectively evaluate the risks posed by contamination to human health and safety and the environment using a ...