Iowa Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Surface impoundment rules: 40 CFR 264.220 to 264.232 and 40 CFR 265.220 to 265.231 (interim status)

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Federal organic air emissions standards: 40 CFR 264 Subpart BB and 40 CFR 264 Subpart CC, 40 CFR 265 Subpart BB and 40 CFR 265 Subpart CC (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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 regulations for surface impoundments are in effect in Iowa.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 7 office administers and enforces the surface impoundments rules in Iowa. In fact, the 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.


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