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Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Renewal of NPDES General Permit 6

Well Construction and Well Service Discharges General Permit 6 (GP6) will expire on February 28, 2020. Iowa DNR proposes to initiate rulemaking to renew the NPDES permit for a third 5 year term. The proposed GP6 is nearly identical to the current general permit except for some clarifications.

The permit renewal process includes asking for comments from individual stakeholders, stakeholder groups and other interested citizens. A stakeholder meeting regarding the renewal is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The meeting will be held in Conference Rooms 4 East and West on the fourth floor of the Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319. Free parking is available in the public parking ramp located directly west across the street from the Wallace Building.

Written comments can be submitted until May 31, 2018. Please send your written comments via email to Wendy Hieb at wendy.hieb@dnr.iowa.gov or by US Postal Service to Wendy Hieb, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319.

You can view Proposed GP6 at the following web link: 
http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/water/wells/GP6/Draft GP6 5-8-2018.pdf.

Questions regarding the renewal or the stakeholder meeting can be directed to Wendy Hieb at 515-725-8405, wendy.hieb@dnr.iowa.gov.

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