Stakeholder Involvement

The Air Quality Bureau frequently seeks input and recommendations from stakeholders on various planning and rulemaking activities, along with permits that will be issued.

  • Public Input allows opportunities for comment and general information to review Air Quality rulemakings and draft permits.
  • Meetings are ongoing, regularly scheduled meetings to discuss current and upcoming regulatory issues.
  • Workgroups are established to assist the Air Quality Bureau with specific air quality program implementation activities.

Interested members of the public can view agendas, documents, and general information; meeting and workgroup activities can also be tracked.

Please note that not all categories will have items available for comment at all times. Public meetings being held throughout the state are also available on the State of Iowa public meeting calendar.

Public Input

Construction and Operating Permits

Ease of Application: Rulemaking Finalized

Public Comment Opportunity: Proposed Rules to Provide Regulatory Certainty (Part 2)

Updated Permit Modification Guidance


Meetings - Air Quality Client Contact

Air Quality Client Contact Meetings focus on current and upcoming air program issues and changes. The meetings provide an open forum for stakeholders and the general public to discuss new state and federal air quality rules or air program developments and are a good source of information for anyone who works with or has an interest in activities related to air quality.

All meetings are open to the public.


Meetings - Fee Advisory Groups

Legislation passed by the 86th session of Iowa General Assembly (Senate File 488) established authority to collect application fees for new source air construction permits at major sources. Construction permit application fees will pay for the reasonable direct and indirect costs of implementing and administrating new source review programs for major sources. The legislation directs the DNR to convene a fee advisory group to obtain recommendations regarding these fees for major source air construction permits, including Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits. The advisory group will meet at least once annually to consider the fees. For more information contact Jim McGraw at Jim.Mcgraw@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-9543. 2018 Meetings:

Please join us on February 2, 2018, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year. The advisory group meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Major Source Construction Permit Application Fee Advisory Group and Title V Fees Advisory Group: February 2, 2018 at 9:30 A.M.
  • Minor Source Construction Permit Application Fee Advisory Group: February 2, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.
  • Asbestos Notification Fee Advisory Group: February 2, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.

The meetings will be held in the Wallace State Office Building, 2nd Floor North Conference room, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, 50319. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the website one week prior to the meetings. Please RSVP with Wendy Walker at Wendy.Walker@dnr.iowa.gov or at (515) 725-9570 by January 19, 2018, to ensure adequate seating.


+ Major Source Con Permit App & Title V App Fees
+ Minor Source Con Permit App Fee
+ Asbestos Notification Fee Advisory Group

Workgroups

2017 Air Quality Program Funding Work Group

2016 Title V Lean Event

eAirServices Advisory Workgroup

2014 AQ Stakeholder Group

Carbon Pollution Standards for the Power Sector

2015 Construction Permit Dual Lean Events