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Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop (September 26th and 27th)

Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop (September 26th and 27th)

  • 8/14/2017 9:50:00 AM
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Since our last training workshop, representatives from manufacturing, grain processing, and utilities worked together with the DNR to simply the Title V application process. Multiple process improvement events resulted in updated application forms and instructions and new procedures for optional pre-application meetings.
Applying for a Title V permit just got easier!

Applying for a Title V permit just got easier!

  • 8/11/2017 8:56:00 AM
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With the goals of simplifying the application forms and reducing duplicate data entry, representatives from manufacturing, grain processing, and utilities worked together with the DNR to simplify the application process. 
Additional Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Air Quality Rulemaking

Additional Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Air Quality Rulemaking

  • 7/27/2017 11:33:00 AM
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On July 18, 2017, the Environmental Protection Commission (Commission) approved an additional opportunity for public comment on a proposed air quality rulemaking. The Iowa DNR Air Quality Bureau (DNR) received one comment on the original Notice of Intended Action, and is accepting additional comments through August 17, 2017.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 7/6/2017 12:45:00 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 17 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 activities and displays

Avoid areas of heavy smoke near fireworks activities and displays

  • 6/29/2017 1:51:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Whether attending a spectacular Fourth of July celebration or a picnic with backyard fireworks, the aftermath of drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some. If the air is stagnant, fine particles can be trapped near the ground and build to unhealthy levels. 
Avoid areas of heavy smoke near fireworks activities and displays

Avoid areas of heavy smoke near fireworks activities and displays

  • 6/22/2017 12:02:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Whether attending a spectacular Fourth of July celebration or a picnic with backyard fireworks, the aftermath of drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some. If the air is stagnant, fine particles can be trapped near the ground and build to unhealthy levels. 
Revised Modeling Guidance Available for Use

Revised Modeling Guidance Available for Use

  • 6/8/2017 1:53:00 PM
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The DNR has updated various modeling guidance documents to incorporate the latest changes to federal modeling requirements.  The updates were reviewed with stakeholders at the May 25, 2017, AQ Client Contact meeting.  The guidance updates were also posted for a two week informal comment period that ended on June 7.  No comments were received so the documents were finalized as drafted.
Revisions to Guideline on Air Quality Models Effective

Revisions to Guideline on Air Quality Models Effective

  • 5/25/2017 8:42:00 AM
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On May 22, 2017 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the revisions to air dispersion modeling requirements in Appendix W of 40 CFR Part 51 became effective.  The final rule includes several new or updated model options that help alleviate model over-prediction or allow for more appropriate source characterization. 
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 8:48:00 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 1:01:00 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 2:36:00 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 1:07:00 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. 
Delayed - Revisions to Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W)

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

  • 3/17/2017 8:20:00 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 10:55:00 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 11:18:00 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.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 1/11/2017 11:04:00 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 9:28:00 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. 
Opportunity to submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting agenda items

Opportunity to submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting agenda items

  • 10/18/2016 8:24:00 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.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 7/18/2016 2:42:00 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. 
First Iowa Exceedance of New Ozone Standard

First Iowa Exceedance of New Ozone Standard

  • 6/14/2016 12:06:00 PM
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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.
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 1:25:00 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
Air Quality Leads May Environmental Protection Meeting

Air Quality Leads May Environmental Protection Meeting

  • 5/5/2016 12:18:00 PM
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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 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.
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.
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