Work Plan Agreement, Materials, and Reports

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 current work together to implement the federally authorized National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program within Iowa in a timely, appropriate and effective manner.  We establish priorities, negotiate program commitments and work sharing, and evaluate program performance.

DNR and Region 7 are executing this Work Plan as a means to strengthen Iowa’s implementation of the federally authorized NPDES program.  This Work Plan contains activities and commitments by DNR and Region 7 that generally span federal fiscal years (FFY) 2013-2019.

Work Plan Agreement

Manure Discharge Chart  The Manure Discharge Chart documents discharges from animal feeding operations that reach a water of the state.  The chart documents discharges from September 2013 until current.  The chart is updated at the beginning of each month.  Questions regarding the chart can be directed to Kelli Book at 515-725-9572 or


Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

AFO Desk‐top Assessment
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation NPDES On‐Site Inspection
Confinement Facility (non‐NPDES) On‐Site Inspection
Open Feedlot (non‐NPDES) On‐Site Inspection
Comprehensive Survey

Work Plan Obligations

   Obj 1.1 & 2.1 Rules Recommendation for EPC

    Obj 3.1&2 Application Forms & Templates

    Obj 4.A.1 Workplan Iowa CAFO AFO Facility Inventory

    Obj 4.A.1 Plan to identify unknown large CAFO and medium AFO

    Obj 4.C.2 part 1 Training Curriculum

    Obj 6.2 Enforcement Checklist

    Obj 6.3 EMS and Penalty Training

    Obj 7.1 Progress Report 90 Days

    Obj 7.1 Progress Report 210 Days

    Obj 7.1 & 7.2 IDNR AFO Workplan Annual Report Sept 2014

    Obj 7.1 & 7.2 IDNR AFO Workplan Annual Report Aug 2015