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The Air Quality Bureau develops standards and regulations to protect human health and the natural environment and promote compliance with environmental protection requirements through cooperative work with Iowa citizens, interest groups, industry, and communities.
A major component of this process is the development of rules. The rule making staff develops air quality rules consistent with statutory authority that are protective of Iowan’s interest in having clean air to breathe. They also develop implementation plans to ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards are met.
Final Rules to Provide Regulatory Certainty
On January 18, 2017, the Environmental Protection Commission (Commission) approved final air quality rules for publication in the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC).
The air quality rule changes will:
1) Rescind unnecessary rules and update other rules to provide regulatory certainty and flexibility. The rules will implement a portion of the Iowa DNR's 5-year rules review plan to accomplish the requirements of Iowa Code section 17A.7(2). The rule changes continues previous efforts in the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR's) rules review plan to identify rules that can be rescinded or amended because they are outdated or obsolete.
2) Offer uniform rules by making changes that match federal regulations and eliminated inconsistency between federal and state rules. The proposal includes changes to adopt federal National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Most of the proposed changes affect existing federal standards that the DNR has already adopted by reference, but that EPA has since amended. By adopting federal updates into state administrative rules, the DNR is ensuring that Iowa's air quality rules are no more stringent than federal regulations. Adopting EPA's amendments also allows state rules to be consistent with federal regulations, and provides certainty to affected businesses and other interested stakeholders.
For more information, please contact Christine Paulson by e-mail at Christine.Paulson@dnr.iowa.gov or by phone at 515-725-9510.