Iowa Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules: 40 CFR 264.100 to 264.101 and 40 CFR 264.552 to 264.554

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Corrective action for underground storage tanks (USTs): Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-135.7(455B)

Risk-based corrective action (RBCA) for USTs: IAC 567-135.8(455B) to 567-135.20(455B)

Iowa land recycling program and response action standards: IAC 567-137.1(455H) to 567-137.11(455H)

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements

VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION STANDARDS

USTs

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 ...


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