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Permit exemptions are being re-evaluated to assure compliance with recent NAAQS changes.

Potential changes in the permitting rules can be found under Rules and Planning and Stakeholder Involvement, Public Input.

Construction Permit Amnesty for Engines (through April 23, 2014)

For facilities that do not have the required permits for engines that have been installed or modified, or that have not submitted required permit-related notifications or registrations, the DNR and Polk and Linn County air agencies are providing an opportunity to comply with these requirements without enforcement actions and penalties. Amnesty and engine permitting requirements details are available.

EPA is in the process of developing rules for Electric Generating Units (EGUs). The Department will decide what course of action to take once this EPA rule is resolved.
The Department is in the process of updating the rules for major sources in no-attainment areas. Check the web noted below for the status of this effort.