Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...