Governing Law and Regulations
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 storage rules for storage facilities and for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site are in effect in Iowa. See the national sections ACCUMULATION TIME, HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE, and TSDF PERMITS for more information on permitting storage facilities and generator accumulation of hazardous waste on-site without a permit.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the hazardous waste storage 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.