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Air Quality permits under review

  • 4/26/2018 12:05:00 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the public comment period. 

Title V Operating Permits
Title V Operating permits are reviewed and re-issued every five years. Facilities with a Title V permit have the potential to emit large amounts of air pollutants compared to other facilities. The five-year reviews are a federal requirement and ensure adequate monitoring is included in the permit. The DNR plans to issue Title V Operating Permits for the following facilities.  Find permit details at

Hamilton County
POET Biorefining – Jewell, LLC, 2601 320th St., Jewell.
The renewal application was submitted to operate their existing fuel-grade ethanol manufacturing facility. The public comment period ends May 26. 

Des Moines County
IPL - Burlington Generating Station located at 4282 Sullivan Slough Road, Burlington.
The renewal application was submitted to operate their existing electric generating facility. The public comment period ends May 26.

Muscatine County
HNI Corporation - Central Campus located at 600, 601, 700 E. Second St.; 200, 301 Oak St.; 620, 911, 912, 914 E. Fifth St. in Muscatine.
The renewal application was submitted to operate their existing wood and metal office furniture manufacturing facility.  The public comment period ends May 26.