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DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

  • 4/28/2016 8:38:00 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 4:57:00 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 4:13:00 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 4:54:00 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 5:09:00 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 9:35:00 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 7:19:00 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 9:20:00 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 11:30:00 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 5:55:00 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 4:19:00 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 6:29:00 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 9:45:00 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 6:21:00 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 5:45:00 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 10:40:00 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 11:26:00 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.
Updated Permit Template Available for Comment

Updated Permit Template Available for Comment

  • 12/11/2015 8:24:00 AM
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The Air Quality Construction Permit Section is proposing to update its construction permit template. The template is the basis for the final construction permits issued by the Air Quality Bureau. These updates are aimed at providing clarity in permit requirements and at the same time providing a permit that is shorter in length.
New Construction Permit Option and Informational Meeting

New Construction Permit Option and Informational Meeting

  • 12/11/2015 7:46:00 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). The CAP permit will allow multiple emission points and permits to be combined into one document. The CAP permit option was developed based on recommendations from our recent dual LEAN events that included both permit applicants and DNR staff.
Air Quality Adjustments to Environmental Commission Agenda

Air Quality Adjustments to Environmental Commission Agenda

  • 12/10/2015 9:54:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – The agenda for the Dec. 15 Environmental Protection Commission meeting has been amended by adding fee proposals for air quality services and postponing a proposed referral on asbestos violations to a future meeting.
Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

  • 12/8/2015 8:07:00 AM
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Take advantage of a special 30 percent off the regular subscription price, and give Iowa Outdoors Magazine to your friends or family this holiday season! Six issues (one-year) are just $10 and will include the 2017 calendar.
EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

  • 12/3/2015 11:20:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Commissioners will hear a presentation on manure management, and be asked to approve contracts and an air quality referral to the Iowa Attorney General, at the Dec. 15 Environmental Protection Commission meeting.
New Title V Application Completeness Review Checklist

New Title V Application Completeness Review Checklist

  • 11/30/2015 11:04:00 AM
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The DNR has a new air quality operating (Title V) permit application form – Completeness Review Checklist. The new Completeness Review Checklist is an optional tool that facilities and consultants may use when filling out a Title V permit application.
Preview Opportunity for DNR’s New Emissions Reporting System

Preview Opportunity for DNR’s New Emissions Reporting System

  • 11/20/2015 8:37:00 AM
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The SLEIS Preview Webinar previously scheduled for November 20th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST has been re-scheduled to November 24th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST due to the pending inclement weather. Please see details below to register for the SLEIS Webinar on November 24th.
New Title V EZ Mod Permit Application Form

New Title V EZ Mod Permit Application Form

  • 11/19/2015 3:24:00 AM
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The DNR has a new air quality operating (Title V) permit application form – EZ Mod Form. The new EZ Mod Form is an optional alternative to the standard Title V application forms to request a minor Title V permit modification. To reduce submitting duplicate information, this form incorporates data elements from air construction permit applications and final issued air construction permits.
Preview Opportunity for DNR's New Emissions Reporting System

Preview Opportunity for DNR's New Emissions Reporting System

  • 11/13/2015 4:27:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is in its final stages of testing the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). SLEIS is the DNR’s new online system for businesses to submit their air emissions inventory reports. Based on the feedback we receive during November, a decision will be made as to whether to begin electronic reporting in SLEIS next year or wait until 2017.
DNR Unveils New Face to Website

DNR Unveils New Face to Website

  • 11/3/2015 9:01:00 AM
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Visitors to www.iowadnr.gov will notice a new “look and feel” to the DNR website, offering friendlier navigation and more prominent access to the information visitors want most. The DNR introduced the updated site in late October and has received positive feedback from people visiting the website.
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