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Environmental Protection Commission to meet Jan. 23 in Des Moines

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DES MOINES – The Environmental Protection Commission will meet at 1 p.m., Jan. 23, in the auditorium on the second floor of the Wallace State Office Building Auditorium, 502 E. Ninth St. in Des Moines.

The commission’s business meeting follows the annual joint meeting with the Natural Resources Commission, scheduled for 10 a.m. in the second floor north conference room of the Wallace building. Both meetings are open to the public.

Each commission will share highlights from 2018 at the joint meeting, followed by updates on current topics.

At the EPC business meeting, DNR will present the fiscal year 2018 annual report and budget for the Environmental Management System Program—projects that leverage local funding with grants to improve solid waste stewardship. Commissioners will hear success stories from two of the 13 participants. 

Commissioners will also be asked to approve a contract with the city of Clear Lake for a watershed project in Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties.

Please submit written comments to Jerah Sheets at or call 515-313-8909, or by mail to DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319 by noon the day before the meeting.

The complete agenda follows:

Approval of Agenda

Approval of the Minutes

Monthly Reports

Acting Director’s Remarks

Environmental Management System Program Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report

Contract with City of Clear Lake for the CLEAR Watershed Project

General Discussion

Items for Next Month’s Meeting

  • 19 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines
  • March 19 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines

The complete agenda and item briefs are available on the DNR website.

Commissioners include: Ralph Lents, Menlo, chair; Joe Riding, Altoona, vice chair; Rebecca Guinn, Bettendorf, Secretary; Mary Boote, Des Moines; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Lisa Gochenour, Logan; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Harold Hommes, Windsor Heights; and Bob Sinclair, Sigourney. Bruce Trautman is the acting director of the DNR. 

Any person attending the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or, and advise of specific needs.