Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
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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.