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The DNR regulates the construction, operation and closure of facilities and projects that manage, process and dispose solid waste. This website provides information and tools to help facilities with the permitting process, including forms, contacts and information on code requirements.
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DNR Contact:Mike Sullivan 515-360-1671Michael.Sullivan@dnr.iowa.gov
Solid Waste Permitting Web Application
The solid waste application tracks permit amendments, renewals and report submittals for solid waste facilities. The application also contains basic facility information such as permit numbers, facility contacts, project locations and permit expiration dates. All incoming and outgoing documents are converted to an electronic format and are available for public viewing using the Electronic Document Retrieval report.
For specific facility information, please contact a Solid Waste Contacts
Pursuant to 561 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 10, Waivers fromAdministrative Rules, a petitioner must provide comprehensive justification of a proposed request for a waiver to an administrative rule as adopted by the Department.This form will assist you in providing all pertinent information that is necessary for the Department to grant a waiver. The form must be submitted to the Department and must contain an adequate amount of factual and conciseinformation. The obligation rests with the petitioner to provide convincing evidence to justify the granting of a waiver. You may provide additional information or attach additional pages if needed. The Departmentreserves the right to require additional information to further support requestfor a waiver.
LQB Waiver Request Form (542-0004)
iac chapter 567-118: discarded appliance demanufacturing
dnr contact: susan johnson, 515-217-0872, firstname.lastname@example.org
the beneficial use determinations program was developed for instances in which a solid by-product is a resource and not a solid waste. solid by-products determined by the department not to be a solid waste through a beneficial use determination may not be subject to all sanitary disposal project (sdp) permitting requirements. furthermore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the utilization of solid by-products as resources when such utilization improves, or at a minimum does not adversely affect, human health and the environment.
iac chapter 567-108: beneficial use determinations: solid by-products as resources and alternative cover material
beneficial use determination application form (542-0056)beneficial use determination application form (542-0056)solid by-product management plan - analytical testing report (542-0652)solid by-product management plan - analytical testing report (542-0652)
dnr contact: chad stobbe, 515-201-8272, email@example.com
DNR contact: Susan Johnson, 515-217-0872, firstname.lastname@example.org
this program is in regards to the composting of solid and yard wastes. composting facilities may include vermicomposting, turned windrows, aerated static piles, aerated in-vessel systems, or other methods approved by the department.
iac chapter 567-105: organic materials composting facilities
clarification of the term "garden waste" as used in the definition of "yard waste"
dnr contact: theresa stiner, 515-725-8315, email@example.com
the department has jurisdiction over the disposal of solid waste including the land application of those wastes. the land application of solid wastes requires a specific permit from the department, unless certain conditions are met which warrant that an exemption be granted.
iac chapter 567-121: land application of wastes
land application of industrial waste fact sheet
the purpose of this program is to establish rules for the safe and effective remediation and disposal of petroleum contaminated soil (pcs) through landfarming.
iac chapter 567-120: landfarming of petroleum contaminated soil
single use landfarming
single use landfarming application form (542-8126)single use landfarming application form (542-8126)single use landfarm early closure form (542-8160)
multi-use landfarming application form (542-8127)multi-use landfarming application form (542-8127)
landfarming inspection form (542-0362)landfarming inspection form (542-0362)landfarming and storage notification form (542-8128)financial assurance
dnr contact: matthew graesch, 515-725-8331, firstname.lastname@example.org
the landfill rules detail any permitting, siting, design, operating, monitoring, corrective action, reporting, record-keeping, closure, and post-closure requirements for sanitary landfills.
the department of natural resources (dnr recently reduced the statewide groundwater protection standard (gwps) for vanadium from 0.049 mg/l to 0.007 mg/l, based on risk calculations. however, recent discussions indicate that the practical quantification level for vanadium is typically 0.050 mg/l, so in accordance with 567 iowa administrative rule 137.5(9), the dnr accepts a gwps of 0.050 mg/l.
137.5(9), practical quantification limits. in no case will the statewide standard be less than the practical quantification limit, as determined by the department.
there may be instances where your laboratory may have difficulty reporting levels of vanadium to 0.050 mg/l. the dnr requests that such instances be evaluated case by case and discussed with the dnr.
coal combustion residue landfill permit application form (542-1600)coal combustion residue landfill permit application form (542-1600)construction and demolition landfill permit application form (542-1608)construction and demolition landfill permit application form (542-1608)industrial monofill permit application form (542-1609)industrial monofill permit application form (542-1609)municipal landfill permit application form (542-1542)municipal landfill permit application form (542-1542)landfill inspection form (542-3160)
quarterly solid waste fee schedule & retained fees report (now online) (542-3276)request form to exempt contaminated soil from goal progressrequest form to exempt exceptional event wastedirections and retained fee usesfee-exempt material quarterly report (542-8015)
dnr contact - municipal landfills:
mike smith, 515-229-8356, email@example.com
dnr contact - industrial landfills:
nina booker, 515-537-4051, firstname.lastname@example.org
regional collection centers (rccs) are permanent collection facilities designed to assist the public and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (ceaqg) businesses with proper management and disposal of household hazardous materials. rcc programs allow households and businesses to safely manage hazardous materials they may have, minimizing the product’s impact on the environment and improving the health and safety of homes and businesses.
regional collection center permit documents
kathleen hennings, 515-229-6692, email@example.com
all existing citizen convenience centers and transfer stations shall be inspected and reviewed by the department to ensure compliance with rules.
iac chapter 567-106: citizen convenience centers and transfer stations
citizen convenience centers
quarterly transfer station/citizen convenience center tonnage report (542-8025)financial assurancetransfer station training details and opportunities
dnr contact: chad stobbe, 515-201-8272,firstname.lastname@example.org
individuals or firms engaged in the hauling of waste tires for a fee must register annually with the department before hauling waste tires in iowa, according to iowa law. this law applies to firms that pick up tires within iowa or that bring waste tires to iowa for disposal, storage or processing.
quick facts for waste tire haulers:
state laws and rules for waste tire haulers:
application and reporting documents:
dnr contact: mel pins, 515-729-4616, email@example.com
facilities that store, process and recycle waste tires are required to have a permit for their operation through the department. al facilities must store tires in a manner to reduce risk of fire or environmental impact.
quick facts for waste tire facilities:
state laws and rules for waste tire storage/processing facilities
application and reporting documents