Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) regulations: 40 CFR 124 and 40 CFR 264 to 279
TSDF fees: Iowa Code 455B.424
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 rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are in effect in Iowa. In addition, permitted TSDFs must pay several state fees, such as an annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Identification Number fee and a hazardous waste management fee. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for information on these fees.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 7 office enforces the TSDF requirements in Iowa. In fact, EPA enforces all of 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.