Iowa Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.83

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Imports of hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.84

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa's rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country are the same as the federal regulations. The federal hazardous waste export and import regulations were revised, effective December 31, 2016, and are in effect in all states as of that date. The revised federal provisions are more stringent than the ones they replaced. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS for detailed information.

Internationally, a number of countries have laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections ELECTRONICS and CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers and enforces the regulations for exports and imports of hazardous waste in Iowa.


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