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2016 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2017

2016 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2017

  • 5/23/2017 10:50:00 AM
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On May 23, 2017, the Environmental Protection Commission set the Title V air emissions fee for the calendar year 2016 at $70.00 per ton.  As required by 567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 30.4(2), the fee payment, along with one copy of Forms 1.0, 5.0, and a signed Part 3, must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources - Air Quality Bureau no later than July 1, 2017.
Diesel Emission Reduction Grants Still Available

Diesel Emission Reduction Grants Still Available

  • 5/19/2017 7:49:00 PM
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The Department of Natural Resources received grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for a diesel emission reduction program in Iowa.  The DNR has created a competitive application process to fund projects that will implement cost-effective strategies that result in diesel emission reductions statewide. 
Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report Available for Public Review and Comment

Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report Available for Public Review and Comment

  • 5/16/2017 7:48:00 AM
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The DNR is documenting significant reductions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in Des Moines and Wapello Counties in the first annual report required by the federal SO2 Data Requirements Rule (DRR).  The DRR requires an annual assessment of recent SO2 emissions in any area designated attainment based on air quality modeling of actual emissions.  
If you work with Title V permit applications, we want your feedback!

If you work with Title V permit applications, we want your feedback!

  • 5/9/2017 12:01:00 PM
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We want to make it easier to apply for a Title V operating permit. Representatives from manufacturing, grain processing, and utilities collaborated with the DNR to make this happen. Improvements were made to seven forms, Excel versions of two forms were created and one form was eliminated altogether. For nine of our application forms, the DNR will soon allow the use of previous application forms and even the use of photocopies of previous application forms in cases where there have been no changes to the equipment....
Celebrate improved air quality this week

Celebrate improved air quality this week

  • 5/3/2017 1:36:00 PM
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As temperatures warm and people head outdoors, they can usually count on good air quality. In fact, Iowans especially have something to celebrate. Over the last 25 years, Iowa industries have significantly reduced six major air pollutants while growing our economy.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 4/13/2017 12:07:00 PM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for May 25 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office.  A conference call option is also available for the meeting. 
Updated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculation Tools and Guidance Available

Updated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculation Tools and Guidance Available

  • 3/23/2017 7:33:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau has updated its “Stationary Fossil Fuel Combustion Calculation Tool” and “GHG Emissions Estimation Guidance” to reflect new global warming potentials (GWP). The revised documents should be used to calculate potential and actual greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources for Air Quality permit applications.
Delayed - Revisions to Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W)

Delayed - Revisions to Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W)

  • 3/17/2017 7:20:00 AM
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On March 15, 2017 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they extended the temporary delay of the effective date for the revisions to Appendix W.  The final rule, published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2017, has a new effective date of May 22, 2017.  The additional delay is intended to provide incoming EPA officials time to review the rule.
Updated SLEIS Training Videos Now Available Online

Updated SLEIS Training Videos Now Available Online

  • 3/14/2017 9:55:00 AM
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Due to high demand for State & Local Emission Inventory System (SLEIS) training, the DNR has developed several training videos that are available on the Air Quality Bureau’s eAirServices webpage.
Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2017

Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2017

  • 3/13/2017 10:18:00 AM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2016 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2017.
Iowa’s 2017 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

Iowa’s 2017 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

  • 3/1/2017 4:21:00 PM
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The air monitoring network plan will assist the Iowa DNR in its efforts to monitor the quality of Iowa’s air and to keep the public aware of air quality problems. The plan is required by EPA’s national ambient air monitoring regulations. It contains detailed information about the location and purpose of any monitor in Iowa’s air monitoring network that produces data for comparison with national ambient air quality standards.
Marcel named as chief of DNR’s field services

Marcel named as chief of DNR’s field services

  • 2/23/2017 11:48:00 AM
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DES MOINES– The Iowa DNR has chosen Jason Marcel to lead the agency’s Field Services and Compliance Bureau, which includes many frontline DNR staffers who explain scientific, legal and regulatory details that protect Iowa’s air, land and waters. 
For the New Year—Make the SLEIS Resolution

For the New Year—Make the SLEIS Resolution

  • 1/12/2017 9:36:00 AM
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The State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS) can simplify and ensure your 2016 air emissions inventory report is complete and accurate.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 1/11/2017 10:04:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for February 23 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office.  A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
Meetings for Fee Advisory Groups Moved to February 8, 2017

Meetings for Fee Advisory Groups Moved to February 8, 2017

  • 12/29/2016 8:28:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is moving the meetings for the Fee Advisory Groups from January 11 to February 8 to allow for more time to gather information on the draft budget.  Please join us on February 8 to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year. 
Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2017

Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2017

  • 12/16/2016 1:19:00 PM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2016 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2017.
Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

  • 11/29/2016 11:39:00 AM
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Do you know someone who loves the outdoors? Give the gift that lasts all year long. Iowa Outdoors is an award-winning magazine filled with beautiful photography, compelling articles and expert tips about hunting, fishing, nature destinations, hiking, camping, outdoor cooking and much more! 
Opportunity to submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting agenda items

Opportunity to submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting agenda items

  • 10/18/2016 7:24:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for November 17 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office.  A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
Agenda for August 18 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

Agenda for August 18 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

  • 8/3/2016 11:18:00 AM
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An Air Quality Client Contact Meeting will be held Thursday, August 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the DNR Air Quality Bureau conference rooms. The conference line number is (866) 685-1580 and the code is 5152425296.
Governor's Environmental Excellence Award Winners Announced

Governor's Environmental Excellence Award Winners Announced

  • 7/28/2016 10:43:00 AM
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DES MOINES — Governor Terry E. Branstad will recognize 22 Iowa organizations, businesses and communities at the Iowa Environmental Excellence awards ceremony Aug 2. The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa. 
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 7/18/2016 1:42:00 PM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for August 18 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office.  A conference call option is also available for the meeting. 
Avoid Areas of Heavy Smoke Near Fireworks Displays

Avoid Areas of Heavy Smoke Near Fireworks Displays

  • 6/23/2016 1:53:00 PM
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As spectacular as Fourth of July celebrations can be, drifting smoke following the fireworks can cause breathing problems for some. If the air is stagnant, fine particles can be trapped near the ground and build to unhealthy levels.
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