Governing Law and Regulations
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 hazardous waste treatment rules are in effect in Iowa, including the rules for generators treating hazardous waste on-site without a permit. See the national sections ACCUMULATION TIME, HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE, HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT, LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN, TSDF PERMITS, and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES to review the requirements applicable to permitted treatment facilities and to generators treating hazardous waste on-site.
In addition, Iowa charges fees for the treatment of hazardous waste and for treatment facility operators.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in Iowa, with the exception of the rules concerning fees, which are enforced by DNR. EPA enforces the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements because the state has not had EPA authorization to ...