Minor source facilities located in the central third of Iowa along with portable plants must submit their Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2010 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by May 15, 2011.
Letters have been sent to all facilities required to complete this year’s report. A complete air pollutant inventory is required by sub rule 567 IAC 21.1(3), and the data collected is used to track Iowa’s progress towards National Ambient Air Quality Standards, perform regional modeling, develop control and maintenance strategies, and identify sources and general emission levels.
MSEI forms and updated instructions can be downloaded from the Emissions Inventory Forms website. You may also wish to visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/air/prof/emiss/emiss.html to view a list of frequently used emissions inventory resources which may assist in completing the MSEI. Additionally, links for tips, frequently asked questions, inventory tools, and exemptions may also be accessed by visiting the Minor Source Emissions Inventory website.
Facilities may also choose to submit the MSEI electronically through the State Permitting and Air Reporting System (SPARS). Additionally, a recording of the March 2, 2011 Minor Source SPARS Training Webinar can be accessed at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/666144330.
Minor source facilities with less than 100 employees may also contact the Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP) at the University of Northern Iowa for free training in order to complete the MSEI. For more information regarding free training through the IAEAP, please visit http://msei.iwrc.org.
For questions regarding MSEI reports, call Nick Page at (515) 281-8500.