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Air Emissions Reports for Title V Facilities due March 31

Air Emissions Reports for Title V Facilities due March 31

  • 1/24/2023 1:36:00 PM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2022 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2023.
Minor Source Air Emission Inventories for Central Iowa due May 15

Minor Source Air Emission Inventories for Central Iowa due May 15

  • 1/24/2023 1:25:00 PM
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Minor source facilities located in the central third of Iowa (counties listed below) and all portable plants must submit their Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for calendar year 2022 emissions by May 15, 2023. If your facility is required to complete this year’s report, you will receive a letter from DNR.
Number of donors to the Chickadee Check-off continues to decline

Number of donors to the Chickadee Check-off continues to decline

  • 1/24/2023 11:57:00 AM
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Last year, more than 6,200 Iowa taxpayers helped wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form, which is nearly 1,000 fewer than who donated in 2020.  and represents about 0.4 percent of total taxpayers in Iowa.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 1/24/2023 11:56:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
5 more of Iowa's best winter hikes

5 more of Iowa's best winter hikes

  • 1/23/2023 1:05:00 PM
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We couldn’t stop at just six awesome winter hikes - here are five more Iowa State Parks that offer awesome winter experiences from hikes and beyond.
State Preserves Advisory Board to meet Jan. 27

State Preserves Advisory Board to meet Jan. 27

  • 1/19/2023 2:34:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 27, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room north, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Air Quality permits under review, published 1/19/2023

Air Quality permits under review, published 1/19/2023

  • 1/19/2023 2:32:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
DNR enforcement actions, published 1/19/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/19/2023

  • 1/19/2023 2:30:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
6 of Iowa's best winter hikes

6 of Iowa's best winter hikes

  • 1/19/2023 11:45:00 AM
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As cozy as it is sitting inside and watching the snow fall, getting outdoors can be even more fun. Here are a few Iowa state parks that make bundling up worth it for the memories made. 
Elk appearing on trail cameras in central and western Iowa

Elk appearing on trail cameras in central and western Iowa

  • 1/10/2023 4:13:00 PM
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Elk seem to be visiting Iowa more frequently each fall, and thanks to social media, their visits are now shared at the speed of downloads among tens of thousands of people among the various social networks.
Air Electronic Submittal Requirements began on January 1

Air Electronic Submittal Requirements began on January 1

  • 1/5/2023 2:45:00 PM
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The requirement for electronic submittal of air permit applications and air emissions reporting began on Jan. 1, 2023. The air quality construction permitting, operating permits, and emission inventory webpages have been updated to include only forms that meet the electronic reporting requirements. 
DNR enforcement actions, published 1/5/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/5/2023

  • 1/5/2023 2:04:00 PM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
How to properly dispose of Christmas trees

How to properly dispose of Christmas trees

  • 1/5/2023 1:50:00 PM
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If there are more pine needles on the floor than on the tree, it might be time to think about disposing of the Christmas tree. When that time comes, there are a few ways to properly (and sustainably) get that live tree back outdoors.
Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 14

Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 14

  • 12/27/2022 12:54:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release trout in five locations across Iowa this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Be Sure to Register for MAC Training by Dec. 29 for Commercial

Be Sure to Register for MAC Training by Dec. 29 for Commercial

  • 12/22/2022 2:26:00 PM
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On Jan. 5, commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training for manure applicator certification (MAC) requirements at 72 locations in Iowa. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
DNR enforcement actions, published 12/22/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 12/22/2022

  • 12/22/2022 2:01:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
eAirServices Assistance Availability During the Winter Holidays

eAirServices Assistance Availability During the Winter Holidays

  • 12/22/2022 9:05:00 AM
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User assistance with the Iowa Environmental Application System for Air (EASY Air), the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS), and the online Asbestos Notification System will not be available beginning on Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 due to the Christmas holiday.
Join the 2023 First Day Hike Challenge!

Join the 2023 First Day Hike Challenge!

  • 12/21/2022 2:16:00 PM
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What are your plans for New Year's 2023? Iowa state parks and forests invite you to join the First Day Hike Challenge.
Stay safe on the ice this winter

Stay safe on the ice this winter

  • 12/20/2022 11:53:00 AM
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With cold weather finally arriving in Iowa and freezing over lakes and ponds, ice fishing activity has begun at certain northern lakes. As a note of caution, the Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) reminds all anglers - especially those in central and southern Iowa - to stay patient and allow that ice thickness to grow before heading to their favorite ice fishing spot.
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