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This administrative rule review effort supports the
DNR’s Strategic Plan goals and the Governor’s goals for Iowa and how the DNR contributes to those goals. Specifically, less burdensome environmental regulations will be easier for the regulated public to navigate and for the DNR to administer, while resulting in improved program effectiveness that will allow the DNR to direct vital resources toward increased technical assistance and outreach. Expanding collaborative efforts with the regulated community will improve compliance and build stewardship of Iowa’s natural resources.
The following Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) chapters have undergone a broad preliminary review by DNR staff, which took into consideration factors ranging from regulatory authority and identifying more efficient alternatives, to unintended consequences and the chapter’s affect on business and job creation.
Solid Waste Rules Reform IAC Chapters
Because this review effort encompasses multiple chapters, spanning a broad range of complex issues, they will be divided into smaller groupings to facilitate a more manageable and phased rulemaking approach. All chapters will follow the process outlined below:
All interested and affected parties are encouraged to provide input regarding opportunities for improvement and to voice any concerns. The DNR invites stakeholders to complete individual assessments of Iowa’s solid waste regulations using the same
five-year rule review worksheet as the DNR. These reviews, as well other written stakeholder feedback submitted to the DNR, will be posted for public review to foster open dialogue and transparency regarding potential rule revisions. When preparing your comments be sure to:
Written comments will be accepted. Please submit input to:
Solid Waste Administrative Rule Review
Iowa Department of Natural Resource
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Stakeholder Comments Received
After the initial external stakeholder review period (January 2015 – June 2015), the DNR will evaluate feedback received and facilitate additional stakeholder engagement as needed, to further develop supported administrative rule revisions.
If you have questions about the DNR’s solid waste administrative rule review process, please submit them to
SWRR@dnr.iowa.gov (include contact information).
SWRR Kickoff Meeting Presentation
Solid Waste Statutory Authority
Conversion Technology Policy
Shingle Recycling Memo
Stakeholders are encouraged to sign up for the DNR’s electronic mailing list, which provides automatic updates regarding the solid waste administrative rule review (SWRR) process. Registered users will receive periodic progress updates and be notified when information is posted to the rulemaking website
Sign up for DNR Solid Waste Rules Reform Updates
To maximize opportunities for public input and access to the rulemaking process, the DNR will host a series of stakeholder meetings across the state. All meetings will be open to the public and any person, business or entity involved or interested in activities related to solid waste management in Iowa is encouraged to engage in the conversation. These meetings will seek to further explore, refine and build consensus on targeted solid waste issues and the DNR’s oversight role. Interested members of the public can view meeting agendas, supporting documents and general information discussed at these meetings.
SWRR Events Calendar