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Contracts Abound on Environmental Commission's Meeting in Moravia

  • 6/2/2016 11:12:00 AM
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MORAVIA – Contracts for air, land and water quality dominate the June 21 agenda for the Environmental Protection Commission’s meeting at Honey Creek State Park Resort, 12633 Resort Drive in Moravia. 

Advance registration is required for two tours on June 20 preceding the business meeting. Following an 11:30 a.m. lunch at the Honey Creek State Park Resort Restaurant, a tour of the Rathbun Lake Watershed and Drinking Water facility begins at 1 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., those registered will have dinner on the lake with the Army Corps of Engineers. 

Register for the Monday tours by June 15 by contacting Jerah Sheets at 515-313-8909 or by email to

On Tuesday, commissioners will meet for breakfast at 7:30 in the resort’s restaurant, followed by a tour of the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 8 a.m. Reservations for the hatchery tour are not required. 

Commissioners will be asked to approve contracts at the 10 a.m. business meeting in the resort’s conference center. The meeting is open to the public and public participation is scheduled after the monthly reports. Or, people may submit written comments to the commission by mail or email to Jerah Sheets, before the meeting.

DNR is asking for two rule proposals to go forward: 
Updating solid waste rules to be consistent with current laws and eliminate duplicate reporting requirements 
Flood plain management rule amendments which will ease the construction of bridges, road embankments and culverts while protecting public safety.

The commission has two appointments to discuss referrals to the Attorney General:

  • At 1 p.m., a referral of the city of Sioux City for violations of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit
  • At 1:30 p.m., a referral of Sedore, Inc., and Troy and Emily Sedore for solid waste and air quality violations.

The complete agenda follows:

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes 
  • Monthly Reports
  • Public Participation
  • Director’s Remarks
  • Contracts for Filter and Sampler Data Collection and Transmittal
  • Contract with Linn County Air Quality Division: Air Pollution Control in Linn County
  • Contract with Polk County Air Quality Division: Air Pollution Control in Polk County
  • Contract with University of Northern Iowa – Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP): Small Business Assistance Program
  • Contract with University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory for Support of the DNR Air Quality Bureau
  • Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund – FY 2017 Intended Use Plans
  • Intergovernmental Services Agreement with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for Implementation of Clean Water State Revolving Fund Nonpoint Source Loan Programs
  • Laboratory Certification Contract Amendment 
  • Contract with University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory for Rathbun Watershed Monitoring
  • Contract with State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa for Ambient Stream Biological Monitoring and Laboratory Services
  • Contract Amendment #2 – City of Des Moines – Easter Lake Watershed Project
  • Region XII Council of Governments - Grant Awardee for delivery of the Iowa Waste Exchange program
  • Notice of Intended Action: 
    • Chapter 100 – Scope of Title – Definitions – Form – Rules of Practice
    • Chapter 101 - Solid Waste Comprehensive Planning Requirements
    • Chapter 111 – Annual Reports of Environmental Management Systems  
  • Notice of Intended Action – Amendments to Flood Plain Management Rules to streamline certain development types
  • Referral to the Attorney General – City of Sioux City 
  • Referral to the Attorney General – Sedore, Inc. 
  • General Discussion
  • Items for Next Month’s Meeting
    • July 19 – Windsor Heights 
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Des Moines 


For agenda details, see: 

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.