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Solid Waste EMS Advisory Council

Upcoming Meetings:
May 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Landfill of North Iowa, 15942 Killdeer Avenue, Clear Lake, IA 50428

Meeting Materials:

Future Meetings:
September 17, 2014
Location: Iowa Economic Development Authority Building, ICN Conference Room, 200 East Grand, Des Moines, IA


As an outcome of the 2008 legislation, House File 2570 was signed into law. The legislation establishes a program and process that allows solid waste planning areas to be designated as environmental management systems (EMS).  

A provision in the bill created a nine-member advisory council appointed by the director of the Department of Natural Resources. Council members represent various sizes of solid waste planning areas and other stakeholder groups as specified. They serve three year terms.

The Council Members are:

As an outcome of the 2008 legislation,  was signed into law. The legislation establishes a program and process that allows solid waste planning areas to be designated as  (EMS).   A provision in the bill created a nine-member advisory council appointed by the director of the Department of Natural Resources. Council members represent various sizes of solid waste planning areas and other stakeholder groups as specified. They serve three year terms.
  • Chair - Bob George, Iowa Recycling Association
  • Vice-Chair - Bob Fagen, Northern Plains Regional Planning Area
  • Anthony Colosimo, National Solid Waste Management Association - Iowa Chapter  
  • Jody Gates, Ottumwa-Wapello Solid Waste Commission
  • Tom Hadden, Metro Waste Authority
  • Julie Plummer, Iowa Waste Exchange
  • Matt Rasmussen, Iowa Department of Economic Development - Recycle Iowa
  • Mary Wittry, Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations
  • Jennifer Wright, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Strategic Framework

The Council serves several functions.

  • System Designation: Make recommendations to the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) as to which solid waste comprehensive planning areas and permitted facility service areas applying for EMS designation should be selected.
  • System Review: Council reviews Annual Reports and Audit Reports to ensure EMS participants remain in compliance with 455J.3 - that they have the six required components in place (Yard waste management, Hazardous household waste collection, Water quality improvement, Greenhouse gas reduction, Recycling services, Environmental education) 
  • Allocation of Funds: The council also approves EMS grant fund applications. EPC has ultimate approval for requests over $25,000. Council also oversees All other program expenditures for things like: group projects, consulting firm assistance for EMS training, workshops and software.

For more information regarding the State of Iowa’s current solid waste management policies and programs please see the Department’s white paper titled “Argument for Change, Vision for the Future”.

Other Links:

DNR Contact
Becky Jolly
515-281-8308
Becky.Jolly@dnr.iowa.gov


RELATED DOCUMENTS
     
 
 
   
   
 
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Document DescriptionSize 
1-25-2013a.pdf  12.00 KB
5420085.doc EMS Program Application Form124.00 KB
5420086.doc EMS Quick Start Grant Application Form63.00 KB
5420123.doc EMS Grant Application Form117.00 KB
annual_form_final.pdf Iowa Solid Waste Environmental Management System Annual Report140.00 KB
cityscapeemsarticle9-2012.pdf 9-2012 Cityscape Article1.92 MB
conflicts_interest.pdf

Conflicts of Interest Definition, approved 10-28-08

23.00 KB
council_letter.pdf Council Letter sent 1-9-200986.00 KB
councilmemberboardbook.pdf EMS Advisory Council Board Book298.00 KB
ems_2ndgrant.pdf 2nd Round Grant Application Form70.00 KB
 
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