Hazardous Waste

Iowa

Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules

General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).

    Iowa follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management. The EPA Region 7 Office administers/enforces the federal RCRA hazardous waste management regulations in Iowa. Iowa has, however, adopted state-specific requirements for the management of hazardous waste.

1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes in Iowa?


Permits and Associated Guidance Documents: Hazardous Waste Permits

2. How do I determine my generator status?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for defining generator status. Generators in Iowa who have an EPA ID number must pay various hazardous waste management and annual fees. Annual fees must be paid by LQGs and SQGs. Hazardous waste management fees include off-site transportation; on-site treatment; and disposal fees.

3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered hazardous wastes?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes.

4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.

5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD. Generators who transport must submit annually a completed Form 179 with the appropriate hazardous waste management fees for the previous calendar year.

6. What records do I have to keep?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.Generators must submit annually a completed Form 179 with the appropriate hazardous waste management fees for the previous calendar year.

7. Do I have to file reports?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for reporting.

8. What training requirements do I have to meet?

    Iowa follows the federal rules for training.Form 179 must be kept on file for at least three years.

9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?

    As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Iowa these differences include:

    Additional Wastes:
    Iowa does not have any state specific waste codes.

    Exemptions: None.

    Distribution:
    You are not required to submit copies of your Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest to the State of Iowa.

    Reporting: None.

    Recordkeeping: None.

    Other Notes, Comments:: None.

10. What are some other differences between federal and state rules?

    Iowa follows the federal hazardous waste regulations for universal waste and used oil management.

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