Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Land Quality Bureau Waste Management Section
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 landfill requirements are in effect in Iowa. Iowa has its own regulations for solid waste landfill rules that are based on the federal regulations. See the national section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office administers and enforces the hazardous waste landfill rules in Iowa. EPA's Region 7 office administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Iowa, with the exception of the rules concerning fees that are enforced by DNR. EPA administers and enforces all of 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. DNR's Waste Management Section administers and enforces the state's regulations concerning the ...