Iowa law requires owners and operators of Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems to report a confirmed or suspected release of "regulated substances," which includes petroleum, to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) within 24 hours or within 6 hours if a hazardous condition exists [567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC)—135.6 & Iowa Code section 455B.386]
Releases of petroleum from non-regulated sources such as heating oil tanks, aboveground storage tanks, and farm and residential tanks must also be reported to DNR within 6 hours if a hazardous condition exists. To report a release, contact Emergency Response, the field office in the region where the release occurred, and the UST Section at the DNR central office.
- Emergency Response (24 hour phone) (515) 281-8694 or fax (515) 281-7229
- DNR Field Office Contacts
- UST Central Office: (work hours phone) (515) 281-8941 or fax (515) 281-8895