Chapters 567 IAC 100 and 122 – Cathode Ray Tube Recycling
This proposed rule making reduces and simplifies Iowa’s CRT regulations by focusing on federal regulations found at 40 CFR Parts 260 and 261. The federal rules focus on the proper storage of CRTs and on the tracking of CRT recycling. This structure will more effectively prevent the speculative accumulation of CRTs compared to Iowa’s current rules. Preventing the unlawful speculative accumulation of CRTs will be more protective of human health and the environment than cleaning up stockpiles after the fact.
Notably, the proposed rule removes two current state requirements that are unnecessarily burdensome or redundant. First, the proposed rule strikes the requirement that CRT recyclers carry financial assurance. The proposed rule’s structure on more detailed tracking and reporting coupled with heightened standards on storage will more effectively prevent any speculative accumulation from occurring, rendering financial assurance unnecessary. Second, the proposed rule strikes all requirements related to batteries, circuit boards, mercury-containing components, and PCB capacitors. These components are not typically found in CRTs and are governed by other federal hazardous and universal waste regulations.
Solid Waste Rule Cleanup
The DNR is making revisions to several administrative rule chapters related to solid waste. This regulatory action will remove redundant and outdated rules as well as organize general solid waste rules into a single chapter to make the administrative code more intuitive to navigate for the regulated community
567 chapter 100 Scope of Title – Definitions
This chapter will be limited to definitions and general conditions of solid waste disposal. As other solid waste chapters are updated, definitions from those chapters will be moved to chapter 100.
567 chapter 102 Permit and Rules of Practice
- Add 567-100.5 “Disruption and excavation of sanitary landfills or closed dumps”
- Add Operator Certification to the end of the chapter
567 chapter 104 Sanitary Disposal Projects with Processing Facilities
- Move operator certification to 567-102
- Rescind and reserve chapter
Rule 567- 114.29 Operator certification and Rule 567-115.29 Operator certification
All references to incinerators will be removed from these two rules.
567 Chapter 120 Landfarming of Petroleum Contaminated Soil
Multiuse landfarm permits will be removed. This will simplify the chapter without compromising protection of the environment and still allow for the remediation of petroleum contaminated soil. Other minor changes to the application process will make administration of the program more efficient.