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DNR to Delay Implementation of Revised PM2.5 SILs

DNR to Delay Implementation of Revised PM2.5 SILs

  • 7/30/2018 7:29:00 AM
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On April 17, 2018 EPA released a memo titled “Guidance on Significant Impact Levels for Ozone and Fine Particles in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permitting Program.” In this guidance EPA recommended a 24-hour significant impact level (SIL) of 1.2 µg/m3 for particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5), which is the same level as the previously proposed draft SIL
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!
Flood Loss Avoidance Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Flood Loss Avoidance Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

  • 4/1/2016 10:04:00 AM
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This US Environmental Protection Agency modeling study estimates the flood loss avoidance benefits from application of small storm retention practices for new development and redevelopment nationwide. Twenty HUC8 watersheds were modeled in areas where significant growth is expected between 2020 and 2040, using the FEMA Hazus model and national-scale datasets. The area of the watersheds ranges between 500 and 3,000 square miles. The study was conducted in consultation with other federal agencies including the US Arm...
Meeting Set to Discuss Proposed Bird Conservation Area in Loess Hills

Meeting Set to Discuss Proposed Bird Conservation Area in Loess Hills

  • 3/1/2016 9:31:00 AM
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PISGAH, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will discuss the proposed designation of the region including Loess Hills State Forest, Preparation Canyon State Park, and Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area as a state Bird Conservation Area (BCA) at a public meeting on March 16. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Loess Hills State Forest Visitor Center in Pisgah, two blocks west of State Hwy. 183, at 206 Polk Street.
2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

  • 12/1/2015 7:00:00 AM
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More than $173,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants have recently been awarded to 74 of Iowa’s rural fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires. The grants offer valuable funding assistance for wildfire suppression, personal protective and communications equipment.
Sight in Guns Before Deer Season Begins

Sight in Guns Before Deer Season Begins

  • 11/17/2015 10:30:00 AM
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Hunters have the opportunity to get reacquainted with their gun before deer season begins at 11 Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ shooting ranges across the state.
Springbrook State Park to Close for Repairs Sept 8

Springbrook State Park to Close for Repairs Sept 8

  • 9/1/2015 11:00:00 AM
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Springbrook State Park in Guthrie County will shut down beginning Sept. 8 for major road repairs. Repairs will include replacing the bridge coming into the park and the culvert in the campground, and repairing the main road between the spillway and the picnic area. The park will be closed to vehicle traffic until completion, which is scheduled to be May 21, 2016 (weather dependent).
A Walk on the Wild Side: Preparation Canyon and Iowa's Loess Hills

A Walk on the Wild Side: Preparation Canyon and Iowa's Loess Hills

  • 6/3/2015 3:34:00 AM
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Visiting western Iowa’s razor-ridged Loess Hills on a hot, breezy summer afternoon that eventually succumbs to the ruling grandeur of a moonlit night is surely as intense an experience today as it was for renowned naturalist and University of Iowa professor Bohumil Shimek as he describes it in a section of the 1909 Iowa Geological Survey Annual Report.