Stakeholder Involvement

The Air Quality Bureau frequently seeks input and recommendations from stakeholders on various planning and rulemaking activities, along with permits that will be issued.

  • Public Input allows opportunities for comment and general information to review Air Quality rulemakings and draft permits. Please see the fact sheet Making Your Comments Count for tips on making effective comments.
  • Meetings are ongoing, regularly scheduled meetings to discuss current and upcoming regulatory issues.
  • Workgroups are established to assist the Air Quality Bureau with specific air quality program implementation activities.

Interested members of the public can view agendas, documents, and general information; meeting and workgroup activities can also be tracked.

Please note that not all categories will have items available for comment at all times. Public meetings being held throughout the state are also available on the State of Iowa public meeting calendar.

Public Input
+ Construction and Operating Permits
+ Updated Permit Modification Guidance
+ Proposed Rulemaking (Reg Cert 3): Updated
+ Sulfur Dioxide Data Requirements Rule Report

Meetings - Air Quality Client Contact

Air Quality Client Contact Meetings focus on current and upcoming air program issues and changes. The meetings provide an open forum for stakeholders and the general public to discuss new state and federal air quality rules or air program developments and are a good source of information for anyone who works with or has an interest in activities related to air quality.

All meetings are open to the public.


Meetings - Fee Advisory Groups

Legislation passed by the 86th session of Iowa General Assembly (Senate File 488) established authority to collect application fees for new source air construction permits at major sources. Construction permit application fees will pay for the reasonable direct and indirect costs of implementing and administrating new source review programs for major sources. The legislation directs the DNR to convene a fee advisory group to obtain recommendations regarding these fees for major source air construction permits, including Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits. The advisory group will meet at least once annually to consider the fees. For more information contact Jim McGraw at Jim.Mcgraw@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-9543.



Meetings - Iowa Environmental Application SYstem (EASY) Air
Iowa EASY Air

Iowa EASY Air is DNR's new electronic system to submit air quality permit applications. The new system will benefit both those applying for permits and DNR staff, replacing a 17-year-old system that is seldom used. Iowa EASY Air is currently in development and is scheduled to go live on December 1, 2019. User Group meetings will be held throughout the year to brief stakeholders on the status of the project. If you would like to volunteer to help test or promote/market the system, please contact Marnie Stein at marnie.stein@dnr.iowa.gov.



  • November 21 User Group Meeting, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Workgroups
+ 2017 Air Quality Program Funding Work Group
+ 2016 Title V Lean Event
+ eAirServices Advisory Workgroup
+ 2014 AQ Stakeholder Group
+ Carbon Pollution Standards for the Power Sector
+ 2015 Construction Permit Dual Lean Events