Environmental Management Systems (Iowa)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Iowa Department of Natural Resources|
| Last Substantive Modification
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
|Contact Name||Alex Moon|
|Department||Iowa Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Solid Waste Section|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Iowa Code 455J|