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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

Emergency Rule - Chapter 135, Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks (piping leak detection at unstaffed facilities)    (approved by EPC on 12/18/12; effective 12/19/12)

Notice of Intended Action - Chapter 135, Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks (piping leak detection at unstaffed facilities)    (approved by EPC on 6/18/13)

Public Hearings

Unstaffed UST Facilities with Pressurized Delivery

The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) authorized the Department to begin procedures to amend Iowa Administrative Code 567-Chapter 135 “Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks.” The Notice of Intended Action, which specifically addresses leak detection requirements at unstaffed facilities under 135.5(1)”e”, was approved by the EPC at their June 18, 2013 meeting. 

Written comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted on or before August 13, 2013, to:  Director Chuck Gipp, c/o Paul Nelson, Department of Natural Resource, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines Iowa 50319; fax: (515)281-8895; or email: Paul.Nelson@dnr.iowa.gov. A public hearing is scheduled for August 13, 2013, at 1:00 pm in Conference Room 5W at the Wallace State Office Building, at which people may present their views.

Please direct any questions about this notice to:
  Paul Nelson at Paul.Nelson@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8324 or
  Tom Collins at Tom.Collins@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8322 or
  Elaine Douskey at Elaine.Douskey@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8311


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