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After the rain, take time to check water quality

After the rain, take time to check water quality

  • 9/14/2018 10:14:00 AM
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After the rain ends is the best time to check below your open feedlots and dairy operations to see if your manure controls are working as planned. According to Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University ag engineer, taking a walk on the wet side after a cloudburst gives you valuable information about your lot -- information you just can’t get when the lot is dry. 
2017 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2018

2017 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2018

  • 5/17/2018 8:25:00 AM
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The Title V air emissions fee for the calendar year 2017 is set at $70.00 per ton. The fee payment, along with fee documents, must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources - Air Quality Bureau no later than July 1, 2018.
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/8/2018 3:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January, 89 of 99 Iowa counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix. 
Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

  • 1/23/2018 9:39:00 AM
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Coming in March, DNR will have an option for livestock and poultry farmers to submit their annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) updates and pay compliance fees online. The electronic (eMMP) option provides a simplified process for producers, their consultants, counties and the DNR.
Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

  • 12/15/2017 2:15:00 PM
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Please join us on February 2, 2018, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year.
Counties interested in Master Matrix must sign up with DNR by Jan. 31

Counties interested in Master Matrix must sign up with DNR by Jan. 31

  • 12/8/2017 2:50:00 PM
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Counties interested in evaluating construction permit applications for animal feeding operations must submit a construction evaluation resolution to DNR between Jan. 1 and 31, for the year starting in February 2018. Find more information from DNR or the Iowa State Association of Counties.
Winter Bird Feeding Basics

Winter Bird Feeding Basics

  • 11/27/2017 9:50:00 AM
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Peanuts are another favored food and can be mixed with sunflower seed or fed separately. With high levels of both fat and protein, peanuts are especially a favorite of woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice, and Carolina wrens. And don’t forget the suet, definitely a cold-weather bird attractant that is eaten by most winter birds. It can be fed from a variety of feeders, ranging from a suet cage to a wooden suet feeder, which is designed so that birds feed on it while hanging upside down beneath it.
2016 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2017

2016 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2017

  • 5/23/2017 11:50:00 AM
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On May 23, 2017, the Environmental Protection Commission set the Title V air emissions fee for the calendar year 2016 at $70.00 per ton.  As required by 567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 30.4(2), the fee payment, along with one copy of Forms 1.0, 5.0, and a signed Part 3, must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources - Air Quality Bureau no later than July 1, 2017.
If you work with Title V permit applications, we want your feedback!

If you work with Title V permit applications, we want your feedback!

  • 5/9/2017 1:01:00 PM
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We want to make it easier to apply for a Title V operating permit. Representatives from manufacturing, grain processing, and utilities collaborated with the DNR to make this happen. Improvements were made to seven forms, Excel versions of two forms were created and one form was eliminated altogether. For nine of our application forms, the DNR will soon allow the use of previous application forms and even the use of photocopies of previous application forms in cases where there have been no changes to the equipment....
Meetings for Fee Advisory Groups Moved to February 8, 2017

Meetings for Fee Advisory Groups Moved to February 8, 2017

  • 12/29/2016 9:28:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is moving the meetings for the Fee Advisory Groups from January 11 to February 8 to allow for more time to gather information on the draft budget.  Please join us on February 8 to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year. 
Take soil samples now – crop and animal producers

Take soil samples now – crop and animal producers

  • 10/20/2016 8:40:00 AM
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Here’s a reminder for confinement feeding operation producers who must have a manure management plan (MMP): soil tests are required once every four years. The best times to sample soils are in the fall after harvest and before fertilizer or manure is applied, or in the spring before fertilization.
EPC Sets Title V Emission Fee at $67.50/ton for Fees Due July 1, 2016

EPC Sets Title V Emission Fee at $67.50/ton for Fees Due July 1, 2016

  • 5/17/2016 1:25:00 PM
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On May 17, 2016, the Environmental Protection Commission reduced the Title V air emissions fee for calendar year 2015 from $70 per ton to $67.50 per ton. The reduction was made to adjust for a projected 3.8 percent increase in emissions from the March estimate and a 4.5 percent decrease in the program’s costs
8 Festive Birdfeeders to Make This Winter

8 Festive Birdfeeders to Make This Winter

  • 1/19/2016 10:58:00 AM
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While you may deal with this cold season by filling up on holiday treats and game day goodies, winter can be a lean time for Iowa wildlife. To help your feathered friends find a meal, take a few minutes to create one of these festive feeders for your yard, or make a fancy batch as a gift.
Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

  • 12/16/2015 10:40:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for asbestos notification fees and application fees for construction and operating permits during the December 15 meeting. The rules were adopted and filed emergency after notice, meaning that they will become effective today. The new fees included on the fee schedule will become effective on January 15, 2016.
Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

  • 12/10/2015 9:50:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Early snowfall in much of northern Iowa may affect animal producers with confinement (totally roofed) facilities when limits on applying liquid manure on snow-covered ground start Dec. 21.
Public Comment Period and Hearings on Proposed Air Quality Fees

Public Comment Period and Hearings on Proposed Air Quality Fees

  • 11/6/2015 5:36:00 AM
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On October 8, 2015, the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved a Notice of Intended Action for asbestos notification fees and application fees for construction and operating permits. The EPC agenda, draft fee schedule, fiscal impact statement, job impact statement, and the rulemaking available at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Air-Quality/Stakeholder-Involvement.
Make Your Own Snowman Bird Feeder

Make Your Own Snowman Bird Feeder

  • 2/6/2015 6:11:00 AM
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Add bird and wildlife foods to your snowman to make this seasonal rite of passage fun and functional.
Tips for Better Winter Bird Feeding

Tips for Better Winter Bird Feeding

  • 1/15/2015 11:37:00 AM
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If winter cold and snow drive you indoors, open a colorful cold-weather window with hours of bird-watching entertainment. Iowans spend more than $300 million annually watching wildlife, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Much of that comes from feeding birds, especially through our cold weather months. Use these tips to attract the most birds.