The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Land Quality Bureau is currently reviewing the rules that affect the management and disposition of solid waste. Solid waste management rulemaking is a continuous process, and changes to the rules will continue to be proposed. Please refer to the information below to see what proposed rule changes are currently on public notice.
When a change to the solid waste rules is proposed, it is first presented to the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) for approval as a Notice of Intended Action. If approved by the EPC, it is then published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin (IAB) as a Notice of Intended Action. Once the rule is published, it is discussed at the next legislative Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) meeting. After a public comment period in which public hearings are held and comments on the proposed rules are accepted from the public, the proposed rule is again presented to the EPC for approval as a Final Rule. If a final rule is approved by the EPC, after taking into account comments from the public, it is published in the IAB as a Final Rule. The final rule will be presented again at an ARRC meeting once the rule is published.
Below are the recent Land Quality Bureau rulemaking activities that have been proposed or adopted by the DNR.
Anticipated Rulemakings (rules that have not yet been presented to the EPC for review):
- Rescission of Iowa Administrative Code section 567-107.16, regarding governance for a grant program to help fund improvements for independent beverage containers redemption centers. The program was funded once in fiscal year 2009. No funding has been appropriated since, and additional funding is not anticipated. Rescinding this rule eliminates unused verbiage, which simplifies and streamlines the overall Administrative Code. This rule was identified for rescission through the five year rule review as per Iowa Code section 17A.7(2). If the grant program is ever funded again, it’s likely that starting over with new rules fashioned for the circumstances at that time would be beneficial.
This posting, as of October 30, 2013, starts a two-week period for external stakeholder input. Comments &/or questions can be submitted either by –
Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Building
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 5031
Or e-mailing to:
Or Faxing to:
Attention – Bill Blum
Notices of Intended Action (NOIA):