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The Air Quality Bureau develops standards and regulations to protect human health and the natural environment and promote compliance with environmental protection requirements through cooperative work with Iowa citizens, interest groups, industry, and communities.
A major component of this process is the development of rules. The rule making staff develops air quality rules consistent with statutory authority that are protective of Iowan’s interest in having clean air to breathe. They also develop implementation plans to ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards are met.
The Environmental Protection Commission (Commission) approved the final air quality rulemaking known as Regulatory Certainty Part 3. The Commission approved the final rules after a public comment period and public hearing. No changes from the Notice of Intended Action were made.
The Adopted and Filed Rulemaking was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 13, 2019, along with updates to 567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC). The rule changes published in the IAC became effective on April 17, 2019.
Summary of Rule Changes
The final rule changes continue previous efforts to improve rules for air quality programs.
Electronic Emissions Reporting
To simplify the reporting requirements for industry, increase reporting efficiency and reduce cost to the state, the final rules establish the use of electronic emissions reporting for all Title V facilities, beginning with reports that were due to the DNR by March 31, 2019.
The rule changes update several references for the new location and mailing address of the DNR's Air Quality Bureau.
Consistency with Federal Regulations
The rule changes also include adoption of revisions to federal air toxics standards (also known as National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants, or NESHAP), new source performance standards (NSPS), and EPA's Emission Guidelines. Adopting EPA's amendments allows state rules to be consistent with federal regulations, and provides certainty to affected businesses and other interested stakeholders.
Please direct questions or comments to Christine Paulson by email to Christine.Paulson@dnr.iowa.gov, or by phone at 515-725-9510.