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Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/27/2018 2:33:00 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

Polk County

Siculus, Inc. – 100 Share Way, Altoona.
The initial Title V application was submitted to operate their existing computer processing, data preparation and processing services center. The public comment period ends Oct. 27. 

Story County

Lincolnway Energy, LLC located at 59511 West Lincoln Highway, Nevada.
The application was submitted to operate their existing Fuel Grade Ethanol facility. The public comment period ends Oct. 27.


Construction Permits

DNR engineers review and issue construction permits to facilities before they build new or modified sources of air pollution. The public may review the following air quality construction permits available online at

Scott County

Continental Cement Company – Davenport Plant, 301 E Front St, Buffalo.
Project No. 18-083, Installation of a high efficiency separator. The public comment period ends Oct. 27. 

Linn County

IPL – Prairie Creek Generating Station – 3300 C Street SW, Cedar Rapids.
Project No. 18-207, Modification of permits to amend consent decree language in Boilers 1, 2, Units 3 and 4. The Unit 4 permit is also being modified to eliminate all coal-related requirements as this source has ceased all coal combustion. The public comment period ends Oct. 26.