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Presentations and Contracts on October Environmental Commission Agenda

WINDSOR HEIGHTS – A presentation on wastewater permitting will start the 10 a.m. meeting of the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission Oct. 20 at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau, 7900 Hickman Road in Windsor Heights.

The regular meeting on Oct. 20 is open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment following monthly reports. The public may also submit written comments to the commission by mail or email to Jerah Sheets, Jerah.Sheets@dnr.iowa.gov, in advance of the meeting.

A demonstration will roll out the new manure applicator training giving applicators the convenience of acquiring their annual training and certificates online.

Commissioners will also be asked to amend a contract for a watershed improvement project in Rathbun Lake.

At 1 p.m., commissioners will be asked to determine if the Plum Creek Wildlife Area is a public use area, regarding the P & J Pork case returned by the Kossuth County District Court.

The complete agenda follows :
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes
Monthly Reports
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Presentation
Public Participation
Director’s Remarks
Contract Amendment #1 – Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship – Water Quality in Rathbun Lake
BioNet – Iowa’s Ambient Biological Monitoring Data
Manure Applicator Certification Online Training Demonstration
2016 EPC Dates
Kossuth County District Court ruling – Kossuth County v. Iowa DNR et al
General Discussion
Items for Next Month’s Meeting
Nov. 17 – EPC Business Meeting, Windsor Heights
Dec. 15 – EPC Business Meeting, Windsor Heights

For agenda details, see: www.iowadnr.gov/epc

Commissioners include Mary Boote, Des Moines, chair; Chad Ingels, Randalia, vice chair; Cindy Greiman, Garner, secretary; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Bob Sinclair, Sigourney; Gene Ver Steeg, Inwood; LaQuanda Hoskins, Bettendorf; Ralph Lents, Menlo; and Joe Riding, Altoona. Chuck Gipp is the director of the DNR.

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