Iowa Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Federal organic air emission standards: 40 CFR 264.1030 to 264.1090 and 40 CFR 265.1030 to 265.1090 (interim status)

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. Iowa follows the federal rules for tanks used to store or treat hazardous waste, including the federal organic air emissions standards. There are no additional state requirements. Owners and operators of hazardous waste tanks are also responsible for meeting the treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit standards. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information.

· Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the federal hazardous waste tank rules in Iowa. In fact, EPA enforces all 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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