Environmental Management Systems (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Iowa

Applies to States or Provinces Iowa
Name Environmental Management Systems (Iowa)
Policy Category Financial Incentive, Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Fees, Siting and Permitting, Training/Technical Assistance
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/cool-ice/default.asp?category=billinfo&service=iowacode&ga=83&input=455J

Last Review 2014-09-15
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source http://www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryLand/SolidWaste.aspx


A solid waste planning area (e.g., the land encompassed by a municipality with a comprehensive solid waste management policy) may qualify to be an Environmental Management System if it provides multiple environmental services in addition to solid waste disposal and plans for the continuous improvement of solid waste management by appropriately and aggressively mitigating the environmental impacts of solid waste disposal, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures. Environmental Management Systems qualify for financial and other incentives, as outlined below.

- An exemption from solid waste reduction goals imposed on sanitary landfills - A reduced tonnage fee of $3.65 per ton - Financial assistance as recommended by the council and approved by the commission - An environmental management system is only required to file its updated comprehensive plan once every five years

Policy Contact

Contact Name Alex Moon
Department Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Division Solid Waste Section

Phone 515-281-6807

Email alex.moon@dnr.iowa.gov
Website http://www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryLand/SolidWaste.aspx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Iowa Code 455J
Date Effective 2009
Date Enacted 2008