Certified Auto Recyclers
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the agency in Iowa, formed in 1986, charged with maintaining state parks and forests, protecting the environment of Iowa, and managing energy, fish, wildlife, land resources, and water resources of Iowa. The Iowa DNR issues permits for air quality, land application and water discharge. The Iowa DNR does not regulate hazardous waste in the state but defers enforcement to the EPA.Iowa DNR issues Stormwater permits for Automotive Recyclers in the state. For more information, contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at 515-281-8941.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 (Midwest) office administers and enforces federal hazardous waste management requirements (40 CFR Parts 260-279) in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Nine Tribal Nations.
U.S. EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
913-551-7003 or toll-free at 1-800-223-0425
Amendments made in 1987 to the Federal Clean Water Act required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations for stormwater discharges from "industrial activities." Stormwater regulations were established by EPA under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements for certain types of industrial facilities and industrial activities.
These federal regulations established NPDES permit application requirements for industrial facilities and industrial activities. Since 1978, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been delegated by the EPA to administer the federal NPDES wastewater discharge permit program. In August 1992, the DNR received authorization from EPA to issue general permits for stormwater discharges. The DNR continues to issue NPDES permits to all stormwater discharges subject to the federal NPDES permit requirements.
The State of Iowa requires any person manufacturing, storing, handling, transporting, or disposing of a hazardous substance to notify the department and local law enforcement of the occurrence of a hazardous condition. The notification should be made as soon as possible but not later than six hours after the onset or discovery of the hazardous condition. Local law enforcement is also required by Iowa Code to report a "Hazardous Condition" to the department within 6 hours.
If In Doubt…Report It!
If the hazardous condition involves the release of an EPA regulated material or an oil as defined by the EPA, the release may also need to be reported to the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802. Federal Reporting is required within 15 minutes of event occurrence or discovery.
The IWRC's primary focus is providing free, non-regulatory environmental technical assistance to Iowa's small businesses.
National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments required states to develop programs to help small businesses comply with air quality regulations through a small business environmental assistance providers' programs (SBEAP). Many state technical assistance programs have expanded their air quality focus to provide technical assistance in other environmental areas. Services provided by these organizations for small businesses include multi-media environmental compliance and pollution prevention (P2). P2 services help businesses reduce emissions at the source, often reducing regulatory burden and sometimes saving money.
P2Rx is a national partnership of regional pollution prevention information centers funded in part through grants from EPA. We build networks, deliver P2 information, and measure P2 program results.
P2RIC improves resource sharing among the programs, businesses, and agencies within EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) that provide waste reduction services and expertise to business and industry.
P2RIC's projects include:
P2Ric webinars. Resources and information to achieve resource conservation (energy efficiency, water conservation, waste avoidance, toxics use reduction), focused on the Triple Bottom Line evaluation and adoption of business strategies, management and practices can be found in the online video library at https://vimeo.com/user7854722.