Iowa TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit requirements: 40 CFR 270 and 40 CFR 124

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Iowa site license: Code of Iowa (IA Code) 455B.441 to 455B.455


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) number fee: IA Code 455B.424(5)

Hazardous waste management fee: IAC 567-149.4(2)(455B) and IAC 567-149.3(455B)

Form: IAC 567-149.5(455B)

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 permit rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are in effect in Iowa. In addition, the state requires TSDFs to have a state license before constructing a TSDF and requires owners and operators of permitted facilities to pay various fees.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the TSDF permit rules in Iowa, with the exception of the rules concerning facility location, license, and fees, which are enforced by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. Iowa has no plans to apply for EPA authorization in the near future.

State Requirements


EPA ID Number Fee

IA Code 455B.424(5)

Owners and operators of TSDFs must pay an annual fee of $25 in connection with their EPA ID number. The fee is due each April 15 ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements