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DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

  • 6/22/2018 1:37:00 PM
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DOON, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is on scene of a crude oil spill caused by a train derailment, just south of Doon, Iowa, that occurred earlier this morning
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 6/21/2018 12:20:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Kettleson Hogsback is like nowhere else in Iowa

Kettleson Hogsback is like nowhere else in Iowa

  • 6/19/2018 1:35:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE - Dickinson County is home to a unique Iowa glacial area that has been attracting thousands of visitors a year, some from as far away as California, just to enjoy the scenery.
DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

  • 6/18/2018 3:49:00 PM
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LYON COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responding to a crash and diesel spill near Marsh Avenue and A-34 about four miles south of Little Rock in Lyon County.
Wastewater discharges in Wright County

Wastewater discharges in Wright County

  • 6/15/2018 10:44:00 AM
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GOLDFIELD - A leak in the city of Goldfield’s force main is apparently allowing wastewater to enter the Boone River.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 6/14/2018 11:37:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Decorah Fish Hatchery renaming dedication

Decorah Fish Hatchery renaming dedication

  • 6/12/2018 4:09:00 PM
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DECORAH, Iowa – The Natural Resources Commission voted on May 16 to rename the DNR’s Decorah Fish Hatchery after retired director Chuck Gipp.
River Valley OHV Park closed for clean up

River Valley OHV Park closed for clean up

  • 6/12/2018 11:52:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources continues to focus on clean-up efforts following a fire at the River Valley OHV Park in April, forcing the park to remain closed for a lengthy amount of time.
Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

  • 6/12/2018 11:44:00 AM
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The Maquoketa River Water Trail, in Delaware County, will be dedicated as Iowa’s newest official water trail during a public ceremony at noon on June 16, at the gazebo next to the whitewater park, in downtown Manchester.
Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

  • 6/8/2018 4:52:00 PM
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CARROLL - Wastewater flowed into a drainage ditch on the east side of Carroll Thursday afternoon after a bridge contractor struck a sewer main.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 6/7/2018 3:57:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
New Hartford man charged with harboring endangered species

New Hartford man charged with harboring endangered species

  • 6/7/2018 12:58:00 PM
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NEW HARTFORD, Iowa -- On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at approximately 5:50 PM, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol, executed a search warrant at 309 Packwaukee Street in New Hartford after anonymous complaints about endangered species housed within the residence.
Natural Resource Commission to meet June 14 in Decorah

Natural Resource Commission to meet June 14 in Decorah

  • 6/6/2018 3:06:00 PM
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DECORAH– The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m. on June 14, in Room 102 of Olin Hall at Luther College, 700 College Drive, in Decorah.
Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association customers advised to boil water

  • 6/1/2018 9:56:00 AM
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CRESTON - A boil advisory has been issued by the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) and Creston Water Works following issues with the filtration system at the Creston Water Treatment Plant. The SIRWA and Creston Water Works is issuing this drinking water warning to all of their customers.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 5/31/2018 11:36:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 5/24/2018 11:30:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Iowa’s 2018 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

Iowa’s 2018 Air Monitoring Network Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

  • 5/21/2018 10:56:00 AM
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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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/17/2018 11:34:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 5/17/2018 11:32:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
New plan aims to reverse monarch butterfly decline

New plan aims to reverse monarch butterfly decline

  • 5/15/2018 12:03:00 PM
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The Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) welcomes public comments through May 31 on a draft conservation plan that provides a blueprint for reversing the decline of the eastern monarch butterfly population.
Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

  • 5/12/2018 8:47:00 AM
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PEOSTA - The DNR was unable to determine the cause of a fish kill in Whitewater Creek, Dubuque County, that occurred sometime in the first week of May.
Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Renewal of NPDES General Permit 6

Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Renewal of NPDES General Permit 6

  • 5/11/2018 2:09:00 PM
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Well Construction and Well Service Discharges General Permit 6 (GP6) will expire on February 28, 2020. Iowa DNR proposes to initiate rulemaking to renew the NPDES permit for a third 5 year term. The proposed GP6 is nearly identical to the current general permit except for some clarifications.
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference May 16

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference May 16

  • 5/11/2018 1:33:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 7:30 a.m. on May 16. The meeting will originate from the fourth-floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Natural Resource Commission to meet May 10

Natural Resource Commission to meet May 10

  • 5/4/2018 3:23:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on May 10, in the four floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 5/3/2018 3:08:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
Agenda for May 17 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

Agenda for May 17 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

  • 5/3/2018 2:34:00 PM
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An Air Quality Client Contact Meeting will be held Thursday, May 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in DNR Conference Room 2N at our new location in the Wallace State Office Building, located at 502 E. 9th St, Des Moines.
FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

  • 5/1/2018 5:21:00 PM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment .
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 5/1/2018 2:33:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 4/26/2018 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the public comme...
Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

  • 4/6/2018 2:33:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 12, in the four floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/5/2018 2:35:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
EPC to meet at Three Mile Lake April 17

EPC to meet at Three Mile Lake April 17

  • 4/5/2018 2:34:00 PM
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AFTON - The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission will meet April 17 at Three Mile Lake Lodge about two miles north of Afton.  
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/27/2018 1:05:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Black Hawk Wildlife Unit in Sac, Pocahontas and Cherokee counties.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 3/23/2018 12:29:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
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