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DES MOINES—A presentation on water monitoring will head up the Environmental Protection Commission’s May 15 business meeting.
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Room 116 of the Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public. Please submit requests to speak to Jerah Sheets at Jerah.Sheets@dnr.iowa.gov or at 515-313-8909. Public comment will follow the presentation.
Several changes to the Iowa Administrative Code dealing with used oil and regional collection centers for household hazardous wastes are up for commissioners’ approval. The proposed updates will ensure consistency under Iowa laws and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rules.
Commissioners will be asked to approve several contracts, including the following designed to:
In other action, DNR will ask commissioners to grant an award to Region XII Council of Governments to deliver the Iowa Waste Exchange program, designed to match unwanted materials with those who can use them.
Commissioners have an appointment at 11:30 a.m. to consider referring Recycling Services LLC of Atlantic, and Jason and David Wright, to the Attorney General’s office for enforcement due to alleged illegal disposal of trade wastes and other violations of Iowa law.
The complete agenda follows:
The complete agenda and item briefs are available on the DNR website.
Commissioners include: Ralph Lents, Menlo, chair; Joe Riding, Altoona, vice chair; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Mary Boote, Des Moines; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Harold Hommes, Windsor Heights; Rebecca Guinn, Bettendorf; and Bob Sinclair, Sigourney. Bruce Trautman is the acting director of the DNR.