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Join the First Day Hike Challenge in Iowa State Parks

Join the First Day Hike Challenge in Iowa State Parks

  • 12/17/2020 1:45:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR and Travel Iowa invite Iowans to participate in the 2021 First Day Hike Challenge to ring in the New Year through the digital State Park Passport. The challenge takes the place of traditional guided hikes due to COVID-19.
DNR enforcement actions - December 17, 2020

DNR enforcement actions - December 17, 2020

  • 12/17/2020 11:32:00 AM
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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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/17/2020 11:30:00 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.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/15/2020 2:29:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Temporary Fix for the EASY Air Error Message

Temporary Fix for the EASY Air Error Message

  • 12/15/2020 1:21:00 PM
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Some EASY Air users are getting an error message that says "The information you're about to submit is not secure" when logging into EASY Air using the Chrome browser. A recent patch to the Chrome browser appears to be causing this error in combination with http redirects.
Sign Up by Jan. 31 to use the Master Matrix

Sign Up by Jan. 31 to use the Master Matrix

  • 12/15/2020 1:07:00 PM
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In late November, DNR notified counties interested in using the Master Matrix to evaluate construction permit applications for confinement (totally roofed) animal feeding operations they must pass and submit a construction evaluation resolution each year.
Cold Weather Concrete Pours – A word of advice from an expert

Cold Weather Concrete Pours – A word of advice from an expert

  • 12/15/2020 1:06:00 PM
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Can your concrete stand up to the weather? Paul Petitti has been doing concrete inspections since the early ‘80s. Both as a private engineer and, since 2007, DNR’s senior AFO engineer, Petitti has seen almost everything.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/15/2020 12:48:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Register Now: Environmental Management System (EMS) Interactive Virtual Implementation Webinar Series

Register Now: Environmental Management System (EMS) Interactive Virtual Implementation Webinar Series

  • 12/11/2020 1:10:00 PM
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Since 2014, Pollution Prevention Services has hosted various EMS In Depth workshops for Iowa environmental professionals that offers expert support in the development and continuous improvement of your EMS. This year, due to COVID -19, we are conducting a webinar series that in four 4-hour segments will walk you through the steps to implementing an EMS for your facility.
Iowa companies achieve economic and environmental results

Iowa companies achieve economic and environmental results

  • 12/10/2020 11:58:00 AM
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DES MOINES — Project requests are currently being accepted from companies interested in participating in the 2021 Pollution Prevention Intern Program which will run from June 1 to Aug. 13, 2021.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/10/2020 11:55:00 AM
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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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/10/2020 11:54:00 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.
Think boating this holiday season

Think boating this holiday season

  • 12/8/2020 7:23:00 PM
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Avoid the crowds and the “item out of stock” message this holiday season and get something every boater can use – new U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable lifejackets.
DNR Enforcement Actions - December 4, 2020

DNR Enforcement Actions - December 4, 2020

  • 12/4/2020 8:45:00 AM
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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.
DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

DNR releases latest draft of 303d impaired waters list

  • 12/1/2020 4:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the newly released draft impaired waters list. Data released by the Iowa DNR today shows 99 impairments are recommended to be removed from the 303d impairment list, once approved by the EPA.
Newly launched State Park Passport wraps up successful year

Newly launched State Park Passport wraps up successful year

  • 12/1/2020 12:09:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Tourism Office are wrapping up a successful introduction of the new State Park Passport by announcing grand prize winners to the 2020 promotion.
Air Toxics Update: Iron and Steel Foundries

Air Toxics Update: Iron and Steel Foundries

  • 11/30/2020 1:18:00 PM
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EPA recently updated several federal regulations for hazardous air pollutants (also known as HAP or air toxics). EPA’s actions address the Risk and Technology Review (RTR) required under the U.S. Clean Air Act.
6 ways to safely "Take It Outside" this holiday season

6 ways to safely "Take It Outside" this holiday season

  • 11/24/2020 3:00:00 PM
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With the holiday season starting, the Iowa DNR is encouraging families to find safe ways to spend time outdoors this winter. Please be sure to keep your group small, social distance, and wear a mask when visiting places where social distancing is not possible.
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