Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

Search for a News Release

Press/Media inquiries:

DNR News Releases

Reminder of Appointment Opportunity: Small Business Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel

  • 1/4/2018 8:27:00 AM
  • View Count 3542
  • Return

Are you an Iowa small business owner, or otherwise interested in advising the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on air quality requirements affecting small businesses? The State of Iowa continues to look for interested individuals to appoint as members to the Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP), as established in Iowa Code section 455B.150.

The CAP is one of three components that make up the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) established by the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990. The CAP provides advisory opinions on the effectiveness of the small business stationary source technical and environmental assistance program (currently administered by the University of Northern Iowa and DNR, respectively). The CAP also reviews information developed for small businesses.

The CAP is comprised of seven (7) individuals meeting the following requirements:

  • Two Governor appointees with an interest in air quality that are not small business owners (to represent the general public)
  • Four legislative appointees with an interest in air quality to represent owners of small businesses. Each legislative appointee must be a small business owner or represent a small business, and may not be a current member of the Iowa General Assembly.
  • The Director of the DNR or the Director's designee.

The DNR has provided outreach for several years to populate the CAP. However, the required number of members to convene the CAP have not been appointed to date. If you would like to be considered for appointment to the CAP, please refer to the following resources:

  • Governor Appointed (must not be a small business owner or representative and must apply through the Governor’s Boards and Commission website)
  • Legislative appointee (must be a small business owner or represent a small business) - Please contact your local legislator to be considered for appointment.


More information about CAP and SBEAP is available at For questions, please contact Christine Paulson by email at or by phone at 515-725-9510.