Land Application Permits

Wastewater Land Application Permitting

This page contains the Department’s wastewater land application permitting process information and the required submittals in order to obtain land application permits. Wastewater land application projects that incorporate new and/or additional wastewater land application sites and/or storage, treatment and disposal systems are required to obtain a site approval, facility plan/engineering report approval, construction permit and operation permit from the Department. The operation permit will be issued along with the facility plan approval for projects without additional construction; along with the construction permit for projects that require a construction permit.

Review of the land application projects for construction and operation shall be based on the criteria contained in the "Iowa Wastewater Facilities Design Standards," the Ten States Standards, applicable federal guidelines and standards, standard textbooks, current technical literature and applicable safety standards, Iowa Code Section 455B.174 and rule 567 IAC 64.

Applications for Land Application permits must be submitted to the Department at least 120 days in advance of the date of start of construction and operation. The Department will issue permits within 60 days of receipt of a complete application or deny the permit in writing unless a longer review period is required and the applicant is so notified in writing.

Work Record Requests

For assignment of a land application project to DNR staff a work record request must be submitted. All new work record requests for a DNR project manager assignment shall be submitted to Wastewater Engineering Section as an attachment in an email to wastewater-engineering@dnr.iowa.gov. The email subject line shall include Work Request – Facility – Work Title. An automated response will be sent to the requestor acknowledging DNR receipt of the work request.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions regarding the construction permit application process please contact Suresh Kumar at Suresh.kumar@dnr.iowa.gov or at 515-725-8429.

 
Permit Process Documents

 

 

Form # Document Name Revision
 











542-0822


542-0821


542-0820




542-0819

Land Application Decision Matrix
Land Application Decision Matrix

Process Map

Land Application Process Manual (in development)

Work Record Request 
Work Record Request 

Work Record Request Instructions

Wastewater Land Application Checklist - Projects WITHOUT Construction Permits
Wastewater Land Application Checklist - Projects WITHOUT Construction Permits

Wastewater Land Application Checklist - Projects WITH Construction Permits
Wastewater Land Application Checklist - Projects WITH Construction Permits

Land Application Site Survey Report
Land Application Site Survey Report

Sample Engineering Report

Land Application Engineering Report Scope of Study Checklist
Land Application Engineering Report Scope of Study Checklist
New 9/18


New 6/17



New 11/12


New 11/12

New 10/18


New 10/18


New 10/18


New 9/18

New 10/18

 

 

Permit Application Forms

 

 
 
Monitoring and Reporting

 

 

Form # Document Name Revision
542-0818 Annual Monitoring Report
Annual Monitoring Report
New 10/18

 

Emergency Land Application - Submit to DNR Field Office

 

 

Form # Document Name Revision
 542-0899 Application for an Operation Permit for Emergency Land Application of Wastewater
Application for an Operation Permit for Emergency Land Application of Wastewater
 New 8/18

 

Land Application Resources

 

 

Form # Document Name Revision
 


542-0823
Loading Equations
Loading Equations

Land Application Rate Calculator
Land Application Rate Calculator

Useful Web Links
Useful Web Links
New 9/2018


New 10/18


New 9/2018