Governing Law and Regulations
Land disposal restrictions: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Section 3004, and regulations at 40 CFR 268
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 land disposal restrictions are in effect in Iowa. See the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for a review of these rules.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the federal land disposal restrictions in Iowa. EPA enforces the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste management requirements because the state has not had EPA authorization to implement its own hazardous waste management program since 1985 and has no plans to apply for EPA authorization in the near future.