Municipal and Industrial Landfills

The landfill rules detail any permitting, siting, design, operating, monitoring, corrective action, reporting, record-keeping, closure, and postclosure requirements for sanitary landfills.

State Laws and rules for Landfills

Statewide Groundwater Protection Standard - Vanadium (Posted 9/27/2013)

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently reduced the statewide groundwater protection standard (GWPS) for vanadium from 0.049 mg/l to 0.007 mg/l, based on risk calculations. However, recent discussions indicate that the practical quantification level for vanadium is typically 0.050 mg/l, so in accordance with 567 Iowa Administrative Rule 137.5(9), the DNR accepts a GWPS of 0.050 mg/l.

137.5(9) Practical quantification limits. In no case will the statewide standard be less than the practical quantification limit, as determined by the department.

There may be instances where your laboratory may have difficulty reporting levels of vanadium to 0.050 mg/l. The DNR requests that such instances be evaluated case by case and discussed with the DNR.

Application Forms and Documents

Coal Combustion Residue Landfill Permit Application Form (542-1600)
Coal Combustion Residue Landfill Permit Application Form (542-1600)
Construction and Demolition Landfill Permit Application Form (542-1608)
Construction and Demolition Landfill Permit Application Form (542-1608)
Industrial Monofill Permit Application Form (542-1609)
Industrial Monofill Permit Application Form (542-1609)
Municipal Landfill Permit Application Form (542-1542)
Municipal Landfill Permit Application Form (542-1542)
Landfill Inspection Form (542-3160)

Reporting Forms

Quarterly Solid Waste Fee Schedule & Retained Fees Report (now online) (542-3276)
Request form to Exempt Contaminated Soil from Goal Progress
Request form to Exempt Exceptional Event Waste from Goal Progress and/or Fees
Directions and Retained Fee Uses
Fee-Exempt Material Quarterly Report (542-8015)

Other Resources

DNR Contact - Municipal Landfills DNR Contact - Industrial Landfills
Mike Smith
515-725-8314
Mike.Smith@dnr.iowa.gov

Nina Koger
515-725-8309
Nina.Koger@dnr.iowa.gov