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Rulemaking Actions

The Administrative Procedures Act, Iowa Code chapter 17A, requires all state agencies to promulgate rules for the operation of their programs. The rulemaking process increases agencies’ accountability to the public, allows public participation in the formulation of rules, and provides legislative oversight for program operations.

Below are the recent rulemaking activities that are being considered, have been proposed or are in the process of being adopted by the DNR for the chapters administered by the Solid Waste section and the Financial and Business Assistance section. Many of these proposals are a direct result of the comprehensive five year rule review required by 17A.7(2).

Current Rulemakings

Please note: These are rules that have not yet been presented to the EPC for review.

Iowa Administrative Code 567 chapter 122 Cathode Ray Tube Device Recycling

The DNR is seeking input from stakeholders on an effort to revise Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567 chapter 122 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Device Recycling. The intention of this revision is to make Iowa’s regulations for CRT collectors and recyclers consistent with federal regulations.  The draft revised rules primarily focus on proper storage of CRTs and tracking the amount of CRTs and processed CRT glass taken in and leaving the facility each year.  These are to ensure that the CRTs meet the conditional exclusion for used, broken cathode ray tubes and processed CRT glass undergoing recycling and to ensure that the CRTs are not speculatively accumulated. 

The major provisions are: Short term collection events

  • CRTs must be stored either in a building or in a container
  • CRTs may not be stored longer than one week
  • All collected CRTs must be transported to a properly permitted CRT recycler or registered CRT collection facility

CRT Collection facilities

  • CRT Collection Facilities will register with the DNR. 
  • Annual reporting of amount of CRTs on site at the beginning of the year; amount recycled or transfer for recycling over the course of the year; and the amount on site at the end of the year.
  • CRTs must be managed in accordance with 40CFR 261.1(c)(8) and 40 CFR261.39

CRT Recycling facilities

  • Must obtain a CRT Recycling permit
  • Annual reporting of amount of CRTs on site at the beginning of the year; amount recycled or transfer for recycling over the course of the year; and the amount on site at the end of the year.
  • CRTs must be managed in accordance with 40CFR 261.1(c)(8) and 40 CFR261.39

What’s being removed:

  • Requirements related to batteries, circuit boards, mercury containing components, PCB capacitors, spills and releases, an Emergency Response and Remedial Activity Plan, training requirements and financial assurance requirements.
  • Definitions will be moved to Chapter 100

Please send any written comments to Theresa.Stiner@dnr.iowa.gov by September 4, 2019. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the draft changes, she may be reached at 515-725-8315.

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Current Rulemakings
+ Anticipated Rulemakings
+ Active Rulemakings
+ Final Rules