Iowa Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste regulations: 40 CFR 260 to 279

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Iowa hazardous waste generator, transporter, and treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) fees: Code of Iowa, 455B.424 and Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-149.1(455B) to 567-149.9(455B)

Iowa waste oil collection center rules: IAC 567-119.1(455D,455B) to 567-119.9(455D,455B)

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. Iowa's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and additional state requirements in connection with fees and used oil collection centers. The state's additional rules concerning fees apply to hazardous waste generators, transporters, and owners and operators of TSDFs. These fees are described in the state sections GENERATORS, HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS, and TSDF PERMITS. The used oil collection center rules are discussed in the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.

Administration and enforcement. Iowa does not have RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization would allow DNR to enforce the state's own hazardous waste management program. To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's hazardous waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal hazardous waste RCRA rules.

EPA's Region 7 office administers and enforces the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements in Iowa because the state has not had EPA authorization to implement its ...

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