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Air, land and water quality contracts on June EPC agenda

WINDSOR HEIGHTS –Contracts for water and land quality monitoring, watershed protection, air quality protection and manure applicator training dominate the June 20 agenda for the Environmental Protection Commission. 

At the top of the meeting, commissioners will elect officers and take the oath of office. Along with contracts up for consideration, commissioners have the opportunity to update procedures used to determine wasteload allocations for wastewater permits and water quality criteria for E. coli. 

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the DNR’s Air Quality office, 7900 Hickman Road in Windsor Heights. Commissioners will hear public comments after the monthly reports. Please submit requests to speak to Jerah Sheets by mail or email, Jerah.Sheets@dnr.iowa.gov, before the meeting. 

At 1 p.m., commissioners have an appointment to consider a demand for a hearing from Humboldt County on the Brookglade Farms Wacousta Finisher farm site. 

The complete agenda follows:

·         Approval of Agenda

·         Oath of Office & Election of Officers

·         Approval of Minutes

·         Monthly Reports

·         Public Participation

·         Director’s Remarks

·         Contract Amendments with Wapsi Valley Archaeology and the University of Iowa, Office of State Archaeologist for Archaeological and Architectural History Services

·         Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund – FY 2018 Intended Use Plans 

·         Contract with Hy-Vee, Inc. (Charles City) for 2017 Project AWARE Catering

·         Contract with State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa for Ambient Stream Biological Monitoring and Laboratory Services

·         Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory for Ambient Stream Monitoring Services FY2018

·         Contract with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for the Protect Rathbun Lake Project

·         Contract with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Manure Applicator Certification Training

·         Contract Amendment with the University of Iowa for Mapping Review Services

·         Contract Amendment #2 with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) for Laboratory Services provided to the Iowa DNR Land Quality Bureau

·         Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) for Laboratory Services provided to the Iowa DNR Land Quality Bureau

·         Notice of Intended Action – Chapter 61 – Water Quality Standards (Updates to Wasteload Allocation Procedure and E. Coli criteria)

·         2016 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Program – Round 2 Recommendations

·         Contract with Windsor Solutions, Inc. for State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS) license agreement

·         2018 Contract with Linn County Air Quality Division: Air Pollution Control in Linn County

·         2018 Contract with Polk County Air Quality Division: Air Pollution Control in Polk County

·         2018 Contract University of Northern Iowa – Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP): Small Business Assistance Program

·         Rural Hub and Spoke Recycling Study Report

·         General Discussion

·         Items for Next Month’s Meeting

o   July 18 – EPC Business Meeting – Windsor Heights

o   Aug. 14 – EPC Education Tour – Adams County

o   Aug. 15 – EPC Business Meeting – Adams County

 

Find agenda details at www.iowadnr.gov/epc

Commissioners include Mary Boote, Des Moines, chair; Chad Ingels, Randalia, vice chair; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Ralph Lents, Menlo; Joe Riding, Altoona; and Bob Sinclair, Sigourney. Chuck Gipp is the director of the DNR.  

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