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Additional Public Hearings for the Proposed Chapter 17 Rulemaking
Posted: 06/19/2012

The Iowa DNR has scheduled three additional public hearings for proposed new Chapter 17, Compliance and Enforcement Procedures. The DNR is also providing more information on how the DNR plans to implement Chapter 17.

The DNR is holding the additional hearings to allow the public further opportunity to provide input. The DNR held its first public hearing in Des Moines (at the Air Quality Bureau in Windsor Heights) on Monday, April 23.

The three hearings will be held in July and August as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.,at Kirkwood Community College (Iowa City Campus) in Iowa City; 
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012, from 1:00-2:30 p.m., at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City; and 
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 1:00-2:30 p.m., at Des Moines Area Community College (Carroll Campus) in Carroll.

Further, in response to public comments already received, the DNR is providing more information about how the DNR plans to implement Chapter 17. The DNR did not make any changes to the proposed rule language for Chapter 17. 

To review the Amended Notice announcing the hearings and providing implementation information, go to the DNR’s public input page.  The Amended Notice will be published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on June 27, 2012.

The DNR welcomes all public comments. Please provide any written comments or suggestions to Christine Paulson no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2012, by e-mail to, by fax to 515-242-5094, or by delivery to Iowa DNR Air Quality Bureau, 7900 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324.

For questions, please contact Christine Paulson at the e-mail address indicated above or by phone at 515-242-5154.

This list serve article is intended for consultants, industries, environmental groups, general public, and other entities regulated under the Clean Air Act. It was written by the DNR Air Quality Bureau to share regulatory news, program updates and technical guidance.