Iowa Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporter regulations: 40 CFR 263.12

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Hazardous waste transporter fee:

Hazardous Waste and Substance Management, Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.424

Hazardous waste transporter standards:

Notification requirements: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-131.2(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. The federal rules for hazardous waste transporters are in effect in Iowa. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for specific requirements. Iowa has additional discharge notification requirements and an annual fee for hazardous waste transporters.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers hazardous waste transporter rules in Iowa, and DNR administers the state notification and fee requirements.

State Requirements



IA Code 455B.424

Hazardous waste transporters who are required to obtain an EPA identification number must pay an annual fee of $25.

Discharge Notification Requirements

IAC 567-131.2(455B)

If any hazardous waste is discharged during transit, the transporter must notify DNR and local officials by phone as soon as possible, but no later than 6 hours after the onset or the discovery of the discharge. A written report must be submitted to DNR within 30 days, and any subsequent findings and laboratory results must be submitted in writing to DNR as soon as they become available.

The written report must contain:

  • Exact location and time and date of the onset or discovery of the ...

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