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Water quality contracts, rules and funding to dominate December Environmental Protection Commission meeting

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DES MOINES -- Water and air quality rules will be up for commissioners’ approval at the Environmental Protection Commission’s Dec. 20 meeting in Des Moines. 

At the 10 a.m. meeting in Room 116 of the Iowa State Capitol, the commission will also review contracts for the Dry Run Creek Watershed Project and for floodplain mapping updates and maintenance, among other agenda items. 

Commissioners will hold a hearing at 11 a.m. in response to Cherokee County’s demand for a hearing on a swine construction application permit. 

The meeting is open to the public. Public comment will follow the monthly reports. Or, people may submit written comments to the commission by mail or email to Jerah Sheets,, before the meeting.

Highlights of the agenda follow:

  • Monthly Reports
  • Public Participation
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund – Third Quarter Updates to the FY 2017 Intended Use Plans
  • Notice of Intended Action: Ease of Application Rules - Chapter 22
  • Contract with IDALS for Dry Run Creek Watershed Project (Phase 1C)
  • Demand for Hearing – Cherokee County; Roger Bohnenkamp (RCB Porkers)
  • Contract with the University of Iowa  for Flood Plain Mapping Updates and Maintenance
  • Adopted and Filed – Chapter 61 – Water Quality Standards (Copper Criteria Update)
  • EPC Annual Report
  • General Discussion

The next Environmental Protection Commission meeting is scheduled for Jan. 20 in a joint session with the Natural Resources Commission.

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Commissioners include Mary Boote, Des Moines, chair; Chad Ingels, Randalia, vice chair; Cindy Greiman, Garner, secretary; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Bob Sinclair, Sigourney; Gene Ver Steeg, Inwood; LaQuanda Hoskins, Bettendorf; Ralph Lents, Menlo; and Joe Riding, Altoona. Chuck Gipp is the director of the DNR.