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Iowa DNR unveils new online air permit application system

  • 12/12/2019 1:18:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Last week, the Iowa DNR unveiled the latest in online technology--making it easier to submit air quality permit applications.

Businesses can now submit all construction and Title V air quality permit applications using the Iowa Environmental Application System—Iowa EASY Air.

“We expect this online system to save businesses significant time in preparing applications and receiving permits, while DNR continues to protect air quality for Iowans,” said Kayla Lyon, DNR director.

“We’re excited about EASY Air and the advantages it offers,” she added. “As we bring the latest technology to our permitting process, we see the potential for using similar online applications in our land and water programs.”

This is good news for facilities—as industry testers and others have repeatedly said the new system is intuitive and easy to use, and should speed permit delivery.

The online system comes pre-loaded with information for companies that have previously submitted permits or emission inventories—reducing repetitive data entry. Other features that speed permit delivery include:

  • Increasing data accuracy
  • Saving time on application preparation and submittal
  • Accepting online payments.

The Iowa DNR reviews permit applications to ensure air quality standards are met, enhancing economic opportunities throughout the state. The standards are set to protect Iowans’ public health and safety.

Companies can register for a training webinar on Dec. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m., or find out more on the DNR’s EAirServices webpage.

Not sure you need a permit? Check for air permit requirements or call 877-AIR-Iowa for construction permit help.