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Contracts and water quality standards on EPC agenda

  • 5/9/2019 2:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Environmental Protection Commission will welcome new commissioners and elect officers at the May 21 meeting.

Contracts dominate the agenda when the meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Room 116 of the Iowa State Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

Contracts for watershed projects, monitoring and laboratory analysis, geographic information services systems, archaeological investigations and drinking water training are up for approval.

Commissioners will be asked to approve final rules for stream reclassifications as part of a Water Quality Standards rule chapter.

They will also consider recommendations for the Derelict Building Grant Program.

There is no scheduled public participation. Written comments may be submitted up to one day before the meeting to Jerah Sheets at or to DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319.

The complete agenda follows:

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Oath of Office
  • Election of Officers
  • Approval of the Minutes
  • Monthly Reports
  • Acting Director’s Remarks
  • Contract with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) for Iowa Great Lakes Watershed Project
  • Contract with Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) at the University of Iowa
  • Contract with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)
  • Contract with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)
  • Contract with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
  • Contract Amendment #1 with Iowa State University GIS Facility
  • Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory, for the contract titled, IDNR-SHL Environmental Monitoring & Laboratory Services
  • Final – Chapter 61 – Water Quality Standards (Stream Reclassifications via Use Assessment and Use Attainability Analyses – Batch #5)
  • Derelict Building Grant Program – Grant Recommendations
  • Contract with the University Of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) for Laboratory Services provided to the Iowa DNR Land Quality Bureau
  • Contract Amendment #3 to Contract 16ESDLQBGOLD1 with Region XII Council of Governments
  • Contract Amendment #3 to Contract 15ESDLQBLGOLD with Gresham Smith (Formerly Gresham, Smith and Partners)
  • Contract with Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU)
  • General Discussion
  • Items for Next Month’s Meeting
    • June 18 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines 
    • July 16 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines 

Find the complete agenda at

Commissioners include: Ralph Lents, Menlo, chair; Rebecca Guinn, Bettendorf, Secretary; Stephanie Dykshorn, Ireton;  Amy Echard, Monona; Lisa Gochenour, Logan; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Harold Hommes, Windsor Heights; Tim Kaldenberg, Albia; and Bob Sinclair, Sigourney. Bruce Trautman is the acting director of the DNR. 

Any person attending the public meeting who 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.