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Contracts and water quality presentation on EPC agenda

  • 6/6/2019 3:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES – An overview of the State Revolving Fund will kick off the June 18 Environmental Protection Commission meeting.

The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund or SRF programs provide low interest loans to finance the design and construction of drinking water and wastewater systems. The programs are jointly administered by DNR and the Iowa Finance Authority.

Contracts dominate the remainder of the agenda after the meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Room 116 of the Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

Contracts to sample and analyze air and water samples, to reduce waste going to landfills, protect drinking water sources and to certify laboratories are up for commission approval.

Commissioners will also be asked to approve contracts to help restore Easter Lake, provide assistance to small businesses and to control air pollution in Linn and Polk counties.

There is no scheduled public participation. Written comments may be submitted up to one day before the meeting to Jerah Sheets at Jerah.Sheets@dnr.iowa.gov or to DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319.

The complete agenda follows:

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of the Minutes
  • Monthly Reports
  • Acting Director’s Remarks
  • State Revolving Fund Loan Program Presentation
  • Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund – Intended Use Plan update
  • Solid Waste Alternatives Program – Contract Recommendations
  • Solid Environmental Management Systems Grant Award Recommendation
  • Contract with the State Hygienic Laboratory for Laboratory Certification
  • Contract with University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory: 2020 SHL Services in Support of the DNR Air Quality Bureau
  • Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory for Ambient Stream Biologic Monitoring Support
  • Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory for Ambient Stream Monitoring Support
  • Contract with the city of Des Moines (Yeader Creek Stream Improvements – Phase Two)
  • Grant Agreement Amendment # 1 the original grant agreement with Region XII Council of Governments
  • Contract with the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC)
  • Contract with Iowa Association of Soil Conservations District Commissioners, dba Conservation Districts of Iowa
  • Contract with the State Hygienic Laboratory for Manganese Environmental Monitoring and Laboratory Services
  • 2020 Contract with Linn County Air Quality Division: Air Pollution Control in Linn County
  • 2020 Contract with Polk County Air Quality Division: Air Pollution Control in Polk County
  • 2020 Contract University of Northern Iowa – Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP): Small Business Assistance Program
  • General Discussion
  • Items for Next Month’s Meeting
    • July 16 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines
    • 20 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines

Find the complete agenda at http://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/Boards-Commissions.

Commissioners include: Ralph Lents, Menlo, chair; Harold Hommes, Windsor Heights, vice chair; Bob Sinclair, Sigourney, Secretary; Stephanie Dykshorn, Ireton;  Amy Echard, Farmersburg; Lisa Gochenour, Logan; Rebecca Guinn, Bettendorf; Howard Hill, Cambridge; and Tim Kaldenberg, Albia. Bruce Trautman is the acting director of the DNR. 

Any person attending the public meeting who has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.

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