Iowa Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: 40 CFR 264.220 to 264.232 and 40 CFR 265.220 to 265.231 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: 40 CFR 264.270 to 264.283 and 40 CFR 265.270 to 265.282 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: 40 CFR 264.340 to 264.351 and 40 CFR 265.340 to 265.352 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 40 CFR 264.300 to 264.317 and 40 CFR 265.300 to 265.316 (interim status)

Land disposal restrictions: 40 CFR 268

Hazardous waste disposal facility fees: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.424 and Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-149.1(455B) to 567-149.9(455B)

Off-site transportation fee: IAC 567-149.4(455B)

Disposal fee: IAC 567-149.4(455B)

Fee exclusions: IAC 567-149.3(455B)

Underground injection well prohibition: IA Code 455B.465

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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 disposal rules are in effect in Iowa. Unlike the federal rules, Iowa requires persons who dispose of hazardous waste to pay certain state fees and prohibits the injection of hazardous waste into wells.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Iowa, with the exception of the rules concerning fees that are enforced by DNR. EPA enforces the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements because the state has not had EPA authorization to implement its own hazardous waste management program since 1985 and has no plans to apply ...

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