Iowa RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.411, and IA Code 455B.422 to 455B.433

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations: 40 CFR 260 to 279

Iowa hazardous waste generator, transporter, and treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) fees: IA Code 455B.424 and regulations at Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-149(455B)

Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: IA Code 455B.301 to 455B.316 and regulations at IAC 567-100.1(455B, 455D) to 567-123.13(455B, 455D, 455F)

Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Act, IA Code 455G.1 to 455G.21; IA Code 455B.471 to 455B.479; and regulations at IAC 591(455G) and IAC 567-134(455B) to 567-136(455B)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Land Quality Bureau Solid Waste Section

DNR Environmental Services Division Land Quality Bureau UST Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Iowa's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) Subtitle D and Subtitle I rules as well as more stringent state requirements for solid (nonhazardous) waste management facilities and underground storage tanks (USTs). Iowa has received RCRA authorization from EPA to administer and enforce a solid waste management program and a UST program in lieu of the federal programs under, respectively, RCRA Subtitle D and Subtitle I. RCRA authorization allows the Iowa Department of Natural ...


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Iowa RCRA Resources

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Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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