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Hold the Date: Joint Air Quality Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 5, 2023

Hold the Date: Joint Air Quality Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 5, 2023

  • 11/28/2022 6:14:00 PM
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Please join us on January 5, 2023, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year (July 2023 - June 2024). This is the annual fee advisory group meetings for the asbestos, construction permit, and operating permit advisory groups and includes a discussion about fees for both major and minor sources.
Air Quality permits under review, published 11/17/2022

Air Quality permits under review, published 11/17/2022

  • 11/18/2022 12:59:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
DNR enforcement actions, published 11/17/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 11/17/2022

  • 11/18/2022 12:57:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease

  • 11/15/2022 11:40:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR will be working with hunters again this shotgun season to collect deer tissue samples to test for chronic wasting disease. So far this fall, one hunter harvested deer from Wayne County has been confirmed positive for the always fatal disease.
DNR enforcement actions, published 11/10/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 11/10/2022

  • 11/10/2022 2:45:00 PM
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DES MOINES — DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective.
Air Quality permits under review, November 10, 2022

Air Quality permits under review, November 10, 2022

  • 11/10/2022 2:41:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
EPC to consider contracts with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, review wastewater rules

EPC to consider contracts with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, review wastewater rules

  • 11/10/2022 2:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES— The Environmental Protection Commission will consider several contracts with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, review reports from the 2022 Statewide Materials Characterization Study and the Environmental Management System Program and decide whether to approve amendments to certain wastewater rules at its Nov. 15 meeting.
Top three ways to handle fall leaves

Top three ways to handle fall leaves

  • 11/10/2022 2:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. Don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put those nuisance leaf piles to good use.
Iowa’s top collegiate athletes in shooting to converge at championship competition

Iowa’s top collegiate athletes in shooting to converge at championship competition

  • 11/8/2022 4:00:00 PM
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More than 200 athletes from 15 Iowa colleges and universities will participate in the 2022 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Collegiate Championships in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays and Super Sporting Clays. Many of these athletes have been shooting in the SCTP since middle school or high school and have been able to continue competing at the collegiate level.
Air Quality permits under review, November 3, 2022

Air Quality permits under review, November 3, 2022

  • 11/4/2022 4:48:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Nov. 10 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Nov. 10 in Des Moines

  • 11/4/2022 2:28:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 10, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Plan to participate in the Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 17

Plan to participate in the Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 17

  • 11/4/2022 10:06:00 AM
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Stay up-to-date on current events and upcoming changes in DNR’s air quality program. Plan to attend an open forum with DNR staff at the Air Quality Client Contact Meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 17. The meeting can be accessed virtually with the details on the agenda.
DNR Enforcement Actions, published 10/27/2022

DNR Enforcement Actions, published 10/27/2022

  • 10/28/2022 5:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
DNR to eliminate the remaining fish population at Pioneer Park Pond

DNR to eliminate the remaining fish population at Pioneer Park Pond

  • 10/25/2022 11:50:00 AM
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CLARINDA - Page County Conservation Board (PCCB) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are partnering to renovate the remaining fishery in Pioneer Park Pond. The DNR will treat Pioneer Park Pond this fall (pending workable weather conditions) with rotenone, a botanical pesticide, to eliminate the remaining fish population. 
Gray fox research project

Gray fox research project

  • 10/25/2022 11:44:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking trappers for help with a new pilot study on Iowa’s gray fox population.
The Walter House

The Walter House

  • 10/25/2022 11:35:00 AM
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Quasqueton-native Lowell and Agnes Walter wanted to build a house for their retirement overlooking the Wapsipinicon River, near his hometown. The Des Moines couple owned Iowa Road Building Company in Des Moines and a farm management business in Buchanan County that amassed around 5,000 acres.
Tomahawk Marsh is returning to its prairie and wetland heritage

Tomahawk Marsh is returning to its prairie and wetland heritage

  • 10/18/2022 1:01:00 PM
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Tomahawk Marsh is undergoing a facelift of sorts. Parts of the 428-acre wildlife area just north of Lake View in central Sac County, has been reshaped to create small seasonal wetlands, and many of the trees have been removed to reclaim the prairie and to emphasize the grassland and wetland ecosystem.
Air Quality permits under review for Oct. 13

Air Quality permits under review for Oct. 13

  • 10/13/2022 1:51:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

  • 10/11/2022 11:57:00 AM
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Golden Ridge Road winds through the valley in scenery-rich Allamakee County, leading to Clear Creek Wildlife Area; a 950-acre public area that is a mix of timbered hills, a fen and a cold-water trout stream that are linked by three connected parcels.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 13 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 13 in Des Moines

  • 10/7/2022 12:08:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 13, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Air Quality Client Contact Meeting: Opportunity to Submit Agenda Items

Air Quality Client Contact Meeting: Opportunity to Submit Agenda Items

  • 10/7/2022 10:59:00 AM
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The DNR’s Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the upcoming Air Quality Client Contact Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held virtually and details will be provided when the final agenda is announced, approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.
EPC to review beverage container deposit, air quality rules at Oct. 11 meeting

EPC to review beverage container deposit, air quality rules at Oct. 11 meeting

  • 10/6/2022 2:58:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Environmental Protection Commission will review requests to approve two Notices of Intended Action, one to amend Iowa Code relating to beverage container deposits and another to update several chapters of Iowa Code related to air quality rules at its Oct. 11 meeting.
Monarch Conservation Effort Report highlights Iowans' hard work

Monarch Conservation Effort Report highlights Iowans' hard work

  • 10/5/2022 6:52:00 AM
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AMES, Iowa -- Iowa has been steadily adding new habitat for monarch butterflies over the past couple of years. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium recently released its Monarch Conservation Effort Report, which offers a snapshot of monarch habitat establishment through 2020 in all 99 counties across the state.
Duck season begins Oct. 1 in Iowa’s north zone

Duck season begins Oct. 1 in Iowa’s north zone

  • 9/30/2022 2:31:00 PM
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Waterfowlers have waited all year for this: for the next three weekends in Iowa, there will be an opening day for duck and goose hunting. The north zone opens on Oct. 1, the central zone opens on Oct. 8 and the south zone opens on Oct. 15. Each zone is open seven days, then close for seven days, before re-opening.
Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 29

Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 29

  • 9/29/2022 11:02:00 AM
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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 15

Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 15

  • 9/15/2022 10:33:00 AM
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he DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Fuel Spill in West Nodaway River, Cass County

Fuel Spill in West Nodaway River, Cass County

  • 9/12/2022 10:00:00 AM
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CASS COUNTY, IOWA-- On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Iowa DNR was notified that a crane overturned into the West Nodaway River approximately 2-3 miles northeast of Massena in Cass County. It was initially reported that approximately 20 gallons of diesel and engine fuel from the crane were spilled.
Water level to drop at West Swan Lake ahead of restoration

Water level to drop at West Swan Lake ahead of restoration

  • 9/6/2022 1:02:00 PM
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GRUVER - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will start lowering the water level at West Swan Lake, near Gruver in Emmet County as part of a restoration project to improve its water quality, eliminate a rough fish population and provide quality habitat for fish and wildlife.
Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 1

Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 1

  • 9/1/2022 11:08:00 AM
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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
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