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Environmental Protection Commission to Meet February 16

WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Commissioners will be asked to approve contracts and two referrals to the Iowa Attorney General at the Feb. 16 Environmental Protection Commission meeting.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau, 7900 Hickman Road in Windsor Heights.

In addition, at 12:30 p.m. the EPC will hear public comments on the Cedar Rapids Community School District and Abatement Specialties, LLC, regarding asbestos violations of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants. At 1 p.m., the EPC will rule on referring the issue to the attorney general’s office.

The regular meeting is open to the public. People may also submit written comments to the commission by mail or email to Angie Clark, Angie.Clark@dnr.iowa.gov, in advance of the meeting.
The complete agenda follows:
Agenda topics
Approval of agenda
Approval of minutes
Monthly reports
Public participation for all agenda items except Cedar Rapids Community School District and Abatement Specialties, LLC
Director’s remarks
Contract amendments with Edge Consulting Engineers, Wapsi Valley Archaeology, and The University of Iowa, Office of State Archaeologist for Archaeological and Architectural History Services
Referral to the Attorney General – Jim Frye – animal feeding operation
Public participation for Cedar Rapids Community School District and Abatement Specialties, LLC
Referral to the Attorney General – Cedar Rapids Community School District and Abatement Specialties, LLC – air quality
Proposed Rule – Amendments to Wastewater Rules to include Pesticide Discharges, including Chapter 64
General discussion
Items for next month’s meeting
March 15, 2016 – EPC Business Meeting, Ankeny
April 18, 2016 – EPC Educational Tour, Iowa County
April 19, 2016 – EPC Business Meeting, Iowa County

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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