IAC 567-Chapter 133: Rules for Remedial Action by Responsible Parties
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing a rulemaking effort to rewrite Chapter 133 of its rules. The existing Chapter 133 addresses only groundwater-related contamination. The DNR is proposing to expand the scope of Chapter 133 to include most forms of contamination not under the purview of another regulatory program. The proposed chapter would primarily be applicable to a party who is responsible for contamination. With the proposed rewrite of Chapter 133, the DNR is attempting to prescribe practical, objective criteria for defining what constitutes problematic contamination and how it is to be addressed.
On April 30, 2013 a Chapter 133 stakeholder group had its initial meeting. The meeting was attended by 37 people representing a wide variety of interests. Call Lundberg with the DNR presented an overview of the proposed rulemaking effort. Discussions involved sharing ideas and concerns regarding the proposed Chapter 133 rulemaking. A list of issues was compiled and the decision was made to organize 3 subgroups: policy, technical, and overall consistency. (The DNR has decided not to convene the “Overall Consistency” subgroup until work by the other two subgroups is completed.) Links to the presentation, list of issues, and subgroup members are available below. The Policy and Technical subgroups will meet on May 24, 2013. Links to the agenda for each meeting are listed below under Stakeholder Information.
Links the to a variety of additional information related to the rulemaking effort, including the most recent draft of the rule itself area also provided below. Questions or comments regarding the Chapter 133 rulemaking effort may be directed to one of the DNR contacts listed below. Interested parties who were not at the April 30 meeting are welcome to volunteer for any or all of the subgroups.
If you have comments or questions on this rulemaking effort, please direct them to one of the contacts listed below.
Response to Previous Comments
Technical Background / Supporting Information