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 office administers and enforces federal hazardous waste management requirements (40 CFR Parts 260-279) in Iowa. However, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has implemented state-specific hazardous waste management requirements in connection with fees and used oil collection centers. For more information, contact the Region 7 Environmental Protection Agency at 913-551-7020.
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.
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.