Iowa Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: 40 CFR 264.270 to 264.282 and 40 CFR 265.270 to 265.282 (interim status)

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

Biological, physical, and chemical treatment interim-status facility rules: 40 CFR 265.400 to 265.406

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: 40 CFR 265.370 to 265.383

Generator on-site treatment rule: 40 CFR 262.34

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) treatment fees: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.424

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 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 ...

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