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EPC to meet in Des Moines – Contracts and rule changes on the agenda

DES MOINES – Water quality improvement projects, land quality grant proposals and amendments to household hazardous waste rules are up for the Environmental Protection Commission’s approval Aug. 21.

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. in Room 116 of the State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines. At the discretion of the chairperson, requests to speak during the business meeting will be limited to comments that specifically address agenda items.

Please submit requests to speak and written comments to Jerah Sheets at Jerah.Sheets@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-313-8909 or c/o DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319  by noon the day before the meeting.

A lake restoration project and contract amendments for Geographic Information Systems work are also up for commissioners’ approval.

The complete agenda follows:

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of the Minutes June 19
  • Approval of the Minutes July 17
  • Monthly Reports
  • Acting Director’s Remarks
  • Contract with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) – Black Hawk Lake Watershed
  • Contract with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) – Easter Lake Watershed Project
  • Environmental Management Systems Grant Award Recommendation
  • Adopted and Filed – Amendments to:
  •      Chapter 119 - Used Oil and Used Oil Filters
  •      Chapter 123 – Regional Collection Centers and Mobile Unit Collection and Consolidation Centers
  •      Chapter 144 – Household Hazardous Materials Education
  •      Chapter 211 – Financial Assistance for the Collection of Household Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste from Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators
  •      Chapter 214 – Household Hazardous Materials Program
  • Contract with Des Moines County Soil & Water Conservation District (Des Moines SWCD)
  • Contract Amendment 2 with University of Northern Iowa GeoTREE Center
  • Contract Amendment #2 to an existing contract (17ESDLQBSRALS-999) withStantec Consulting Services, Inc. for Program Management (PM) and Community Engagement & Risk Communication (CERC) Flood Plain Mapping Services
  • Contract Amendment #2 to existing contracts (17ESDLQBSRALS-0001) with a Pre-Qualified Company for Flood Plain Mapping Services
  • Contract Amendment #2 to existing contracts (17ESDLQBSRALS-0002 through 0004) with three Pre-Qualified Companies for Flood Plain Mapping Services
  • Items for Next Month’s Meeting
  • ·         Monday, Sept. 17 – EPC Educational Tour – Clayton County
  • ·         Tuesday, Sept. 18 – EPC Business Meeting – Clayton County
  • ·         Tuesday, Oct. 16 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines

The complete agenda and item briefs are available on the DNR website.

Commissioners include: Ralph Lents, Menlo, chair; Joe Riding, Altoona, vice chair; Rebecca Guinn, Bettendorf, Secretary; Mary Boote, Des Moines; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Harold Hommes, Windsor Heights; and Bob Sinclair, Sigourney. Bruce Trautman is the acting director of the DNR. 

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