UST / LUST Regulations

Code of Iowa

Chapter 455B - Jurisdiction of Department of Natural Resources

UST Administrative Rules

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 120 - Land farming of Petroleum Contaminated Soil
  • Chapter 133 - Rules for Determining Cleanup Actions and Responsible Parties
  • Chapter 134 - Underground Storage Tank Licensing and Certification Programs
  • Chapter 135 - Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks
  • Chapter 136 - Financial Responsibility for Underground Storage Tanks
Proposed Administrative Rules or Rule Revisions

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 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 on EPA’s website

The DNR has begun the process of adopting the federal rules that were published in 2015. Since then Iowa has worked with Stakeholders over the past 2.5years to draft a rule.

After researching current technologies, speaking with manufacturers, and looking Iowa’s current compliance/leak trends we believe we have collectively drafted a rule that is cost effective and just as protective of human health and the environment as the proposed Federal Regulations. 
If you have comments, please submit them in writing. 

Below are 2 documents for review. Revisions are as of February 2018.

Keep in mind the UST Section has not begun the formal rule-making process. We are close to having a good solid draft document to take forward into the formal process, and your review and comment on these documents will help us get there. 

We appreciate your time and input on this effort. 

DNR Contact:
Elaine Douskey  
515-725-8311 
Elaine.Douskey@dnr.iowa.gov

Public Hearings

None presently