Iowa Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: 40 CFR 264.170 to 264.179 and 40 CFR 265.170 to 265.178 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tank rules: 40 CFR 264.190 to 264.200 and 40 CFR 265.190 to 265.202 (interim status)

Surface impoundment rules: 40 CFR 264.220 to 264.232 and 40 CFR 265.220 to 265.231 (interim status)

Containment building rules: 40 CFR 264.1100 to 264.1102 and 40 CFR 265.1100 to 265.1102 (interim status)

Storage of hazardous waste munitions and explosives: 40 CFR 264.1200 to 264.1202 and 40 CFR 265.1200 to 265.1202 (interim status)

Waste military munitions storage: 40 CFR 266.200 to 266.206

Generator on-site storage rules: 40 CFR 262.34

Regulatory Agency

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.


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