Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

Search for a News Release

Press/Media inquiries:

DNR News Releases

Air Quality permits under review

  • 11/21/2019 1:27:00 PM
  • View Count 2202
  • Return

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. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.

Title V Operating Permits
Title V Operating permits are reviewed and re-issued every five years. Facilities with a Title V permit have the potential to emit large amounts of air pollutants compared to other facilities. The five-year reviews are a federal requirement and ensure adequate monitoring is included in the permit. The DNR plans to issue Title V Operating Permits for the following facilities.  Find permit details at

Union County
Green Valley Chemical Corporation – 1284 N. Cherry St., Creston.
The application was submitted to operate their existing Nitrogenous Fertilizers facility. The public comment period ends Dec. 21.  

Construction Permits
DNR engineers review and issue construction permits to facilities before they build new or modify existing sources of air pollution. The public may review the following air quality construction permits available online at

 Linn County
Cargill Cedar Rapids East – 410 C Avenue, Cedar Rapids.
Project No. 19-322, The application was submitted to construct a new preparation building, increase the facility-wide production, and modify existing permits to allow increased facility-wide production. The public comment period ends Dec. 23. 

Scott County
Continental Cement – 301 E. Front St., Buffalo.
Project No. 19-348, SNCR addition. The public comment period ends Dec. 23. 

Wapello County and Monroe County
Cargill, Inc., 17540 Monroe-Wapello Road, Eddyville.
Project No. 19-297, Replacement of the gluten loadout baghouse. Public comment period ends Jan. 2.