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Chapter 455B - Jurisdiction of Department of Natural Resources
The Underground Storage Tank (UST) section is governed by the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC).
Chapter 134 is divided into Parts A (Certification of Groundwater Professionals), B (Certification of UST compliance Inspectors), and C (Licensing of UST Professionals) to aid the reader in finding these specific sections.
Chapter(s) involved: 567 IAC Chapter 135: Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks, IAC134 Underground Storage Tank Licensing and Certification Programs and 567 IAC 136 Financial Responsibility for Underground Storage Tanks
The DNR has begun the process of adopting the federal rules that were published in 2015. Since then Iowa has held 6 large group stakeholder meetings. In August 2016 the Stakeholders decided to appoint a Task Force which includes members of PMCI, PMMIC, IDNR staff, & UST Professionals to tackle the major concerns of owners and operators. Top concerns of owners & operators:
At the final Task Force meeting held March 2nd, 2017 IDNR invited Compliance Testing & Technologies to speak to the group about their waterless sump testing.
David Rabb's Presentation - New Capabilities in Leak Detection
After researching current technologies, speaking with manufacturers, and looking Iowa’s current compliance/leak trends the Task Force believes they have created a proposal that is cost effective and just as protective of human health and the environment as the proposed Federal Regulations.
Task Force Summary Chart
UPDATE 3/17/2017: After a large group Stakeholder meeting held March 15th, 2017 the group is in agreement with the proposal set forth by the IDNR and Task Force.
Flow Chart to Navigate the Proposed Testing ScheduleProposed Testing and Inspection Table
Iowa Proposed LUST Revisions last updated March 2016 LUST Revisions - March 2016
The revised regulations represent a significant change to our current UST rules, even though much of the revised UST regulations have already been adopted. You can view the revised federal rules along with rule summary, history and other resources at this link on EPA’s website: https://www.epa.gov/ust/revising-underground-storage-tank-regulations-revisions-existing-requirements-and-new