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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.
Iowa DNR: 30 Years, 30 Natural Resource Successes

Iowa DNR: 30 Years, 30 Natural Resource Successes

  • 6/21/2016 10:23:00 AM
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DES MOINES — July 1 marks the 30th anniversary of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, established by the State Legislature when several state agencies consolidated in 1986. To help commemorate the 30th anniversary, the DNR is highlighting 30 success stories for Iowa’s natural resources during the last three decades.
First Iowa Exceedance of New Ozone Standard

First Iowa Exceedance of New Ozone Standard

  • 6/14/2016 11:06:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS - An ozone monitoring site in Scott County Park north of Davenport recorded an eight-hour average ozone level of 71 parts per billion yesterday, June 13. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s eight-hour average health threshold is 70 parts per billion.
DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 6/9/2016 12:18:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions.  The following are only briefs; copies of enforcement action, including the full, original order and contact information are available on the DNR’s website
EPC Sets Title V Emission Fee at $67.50/ton for Fees Due July 1, 2016

EPC Sets Title V Emission Fee at $67.50/ton for Fees Due July 1, 2016

  • 5/17/2016 12:25:00 PM
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On May 17, 2016, the Environmental Protection Commission reduced the Title V air emissions fee for calendar year 2015 from $70 per ton to $67.50 per ton. The reduction was made to adjust for a projected 3.8 percent increase in emissions from the March estimate and a 4.5 percent decrease in the program’s costs
Wildfire Haze Over Iowa Dissipates

Wildfire Haze Over Iowa Dissipates

  • 5/8/2016 1:16:00 PM
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 24-hour health threshold for PM2.5 is 35 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3).   Exceedances of this threshold were recorded at several monitoring sites in Iowa on Saturday.
Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Causes Haze Across Northern and Central Iowa

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Causes Haze Across Northern and Central Iowa

  • 5/7/2016 2:54:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Fine particulate (PM2.5) levels near federal health standards are expected in northern and central Iowa today.  A plume of smoke originating from Canadian wildfires is passing southward through the state. This smoke plume caused a spike in fine particle levels in northern Iowa this morning that may last for several more hours.
Air Quality Leads May Environmental Protection Meeting

Air Quality Leads May Environmental Protection Meeting

  • 5/5/2016 11:18:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Air quality fees and a revised plan for improving air quality in Muscatine lead a contract-heavy agenda for the May 17 meeting of the Environmental Protection Commission.
DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

  • 4/28/2016 7:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES — As temperatures warm and Iowans head outdoors, they can usually count on good air quality. In fact, Iowa’s air quality has significantly improved. Since 1990, sulfur dioxide emission have decreased by 60 percent and nitrogen oxides are down 43 percent, while the number of emission sources, the population and the number of industries have increased.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 4/15/2016 3:57:00 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 May 12 at 10:00 a.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
ePermitting Customer Workshops April 20-26

ePermitting Customer Workshops April 20-26

  • 4/14/2016 3:13:00 AM
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The DNR invites you to attend an upcoming eAirPermitting Customer Workshop. We need your help to develop a new online permit application and tracking replacement for the State Permitting & Air Reporting System (SPARS).
Iowa Strategic Goals Workshop:

Iowa Strategic Goals Workshop: "The Clean Power Plan, TRI Reporting & Indoor Air Quality"

  • 4/7/2016 3:54:00 AM
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Join us at the Iowa Strategic Goals Program (ISGP) 1-day workshop on May 3, 2016 where regulators would provide hints and tips to help you better understand what is required of your business! This workshop will provide the opportunity to meet with regulators and industry experts in a small setting where questions are welcome!
Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop - April 20th and 21st

Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop - April 20th and 21st

  • 4/5/2016 4:09:00 AM
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The Title V section of the Air Quality Bureau will be holding two sessions of a training workshop on the Title V permitting process. One session will be geared toward customers that are new to the Title V program and one will be more in depth targeting customers that are familiar with Title V. All customers are welcomed to attend either session.
Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop (April 20th and 21st)

Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop (April 20th and 21st)

  • 3/17/2016 8:35:00 AM
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The Title V section of the Air Quality Bureau will be holding two sessions of a training workshop on the Title V permitting process. One session will be geared toward customers that are new to the Title V program and one will be more in depth targeting customers that are familiar with Title V. All customers are welcomed to attend either session.
SLEIS Training Now Available Online

SLEIS Training Now Available Online

  • 3/10/2016 6:19:00 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.
DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 2/25/2016 8:20:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions
Revised Collection of Air Permits (CAP) Option Available for Comment

Revised Collection of Air Permits (CAP) Option Available for Comment

  • 2/16/2016 10:30:00 AM
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The DNR is proposing to create a new air quality construction permit option called a Collection of Air Permits (CAP). Current construction permit practice is to issue one permit per emission point. The new CAP permit option will still give a permit number to each emission point but will consolidate requirements in one easy-to-use document.
Additional SLEIS Training Session to be Held in Cedar Rapids

Additional SLEIS Training Session to be Held in Cedar Rapids

  • 1/21/2016 4:55:00 AM
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The DNR has placed the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS) into production. SLEIS is the DNR’s new online emissions inventory reporting system. It contains four years of emissions data from SPARS (2011 – 2014), allows for simpler and streamlined reporting, and also offers the option of importing emissions data via a spreadsheet template, significantly reducing data entry for facilities with a large number of emission processes.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 1/21/2016 3:19:00 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 18 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Commissions Will Meet Jointly January 20

Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Commissions Will Meet Jointly January 20

  • 1/15/2016 5:29:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Environmental Protection Commission and the Natural Resources Commission, both of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will meet jointly Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Wallace Building second floor north conference room at 502 E. Ninth St. in Des Moines. Each commission will present its annual report followed by reports of mutual interest from DNR staff.
New and Updated Air Quality Construction Permit Forms

New and Updated Air Quality Construction Permit Forms

  • 1/13/2016 8:45:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for Construction Permit application fees starting on January 15, 2016. A new form titled “Form AF: Construction Permit Application Fee” has been added to the construction permit application process. The new Form AF provides the information for minor sources to determine the correct fee to send with their application and for major sources the necessary billing and invoice remittance information.
Extension of CAP Permit Option Comment Period and Sample CAP Now Available for Review

Extension of CAP Permit Option Comment Period and Sample CAP Now Available for Review

  • 1/8/2016 5:21:00 AM
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To aid stakeholders in making comments, the DNR has developed a “Sample” Collection of Air Permits (CAP) document to provide additional clarification to applicants of what to expect in the format and language of the CAP. The information presented in the sample represents the possible permitting of a group of emission points at a facility that has a limit over several surface coating operations.
Title V Permit Application Forms Revised to Accommodate New Application Fees

Title V Permit Application Forms Revised to Accommodate New Application Fees

  • 1/7/2016 4:45:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for Title V application fees starting on January 15, 2016. Three existing Title V permit application forms have been modified to provide the DNR with the information needed for the new fee structure. Title V application Form 1.0 has been revised to include the necessary billing and invoice remittance information and Part 3 has been revised to include an application fees agreement statement.
Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

  • 12/16/2015 9:40:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for asbestos notification fees and application fees for construction and operating permits during the December 15 meeting. The rules were adopted and filed emergency after notice, meaning that they will become effective today. The new fees included on the fee schedule will become effective on January 15, 2016.
New e-Reporting System – It’s here. It’s easy. It’s intuitive. It’s SLEIS

New e-Reporting System – It’s here. It’s easy. It’s intuitive. It’s SLEIS

  • 12/14/2015 10:26:00 AM
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The DNR is excited to offer a new online emissions inventory reporting tool called the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). The new web-based system has been pre-populated with four years of emissions data from SPARS (2011 – 2014), allowing for simpler and streamlined reporting.
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