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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Iowa is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater discharges. The state NPDES program generally follows the federal requirements, with some additional stringent state effluent limitations and water quality standards.
The state has also issued general permits for stormwater discharges and discharges from animal feeding operations (AFOs). See the state section AG WASTE for more information about AFO permits in Iowa and the state section STORMWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS for information concerning individual and general stormwater permits.
Iowa requires construction and operation permits for municipal and industrial treatment facilities that discharge treated wastewater to a river or stream. Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews and ...