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Proposed rule available for comment

Proposed rule available for comment

  • 1/10/2024 10:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES -- In accordance with Executive Order 10 (EO10), the Iowa DNR will hold a formal public comment period for the proposed Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 65 (567 IAC Chapter 65) - Animal Feeding Operations. The public comment period is open until Feb. 23.
Hold the Date: Joint Air Quality Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 5, 2023

Hold the Date: Joint Air Quality Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 5, 2023

  • 11/28/2022 6:14:00 PM
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Please join us on January 5, 2023, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year (July 2023 - June 2024). This is the annual fee advisory group meetings for the asbestos, construction permit, and operating permit advisory groups and includes a discussion about fees for both major and minor sources.
Title V Air Emissions Fees due July 1

Title V Air Emissions Fees due July 1

  • 5/20/2022 3:02:00 PM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit 2021 emissions fees by July 1, 2022. The Title V air emissions fee for calendar year 2021 is $70.00 per ton.
If you are feeding birds right now you need to read this

If you are feeding birds right now you need to read this

  • 4/4/2022 2:21:00 PM
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If you enjoy feeding birds, late winter can be a very exciting time as the migrants start to arrive and claim a place on the feeder beside the birds we've been watching all winter. It's also a time, however, to be extra vigilant about keep your bird feeders clean!
Counties - Sign up to evaluate animal confinement sites

Counties - Sign up to evaluate animal confinement sites

  • 1/13/2022 2:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Counties interested in evaluating construction permits for proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt and submit a construction evaluation resolution by the end of January.
AFO Webpages updated

AFO Webpages updated

  • 6/7/2021 2:30:00 PM
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Please explore the recently updated Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) webpages.
2020 Title V Emissions Fees due July 1

2020 Title V Emissions Fees due July 1

  • 5/18/2021 2:04:00 PM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit 2020 emissions fees by July 1, 2021. The Title V air emissions fee for calendar year 2020 is $70.00 per ton.
Backyard bird feeders encouraged to keep those feeders clean

Backyard bird feeders encouraged to keep those feeders clean

  • 4/27/2021 11:41:00 AM
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Each year, especially during late winter, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives reports of sick or dead birds at feeder locations, particularly in the southern part of the state. Unsanitary conditions at bird feeders can lead to the spread of several diseases amongst birds that frequent these feeders.
Habitat is critical for pheasants during long, hard winters

Habitat is critical for pheasants during long, hard winters

  • 2/24/2021 10:06:00 AM
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Iowa’s run of mild winters is gone, buried under a head-high snowdrift and frozen from weeks of negative temperatures. This return to the extreme has some residents wanting to help the now highly visible pheasants and quail and calling the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) about placing corn and other grains out for the birds to eat.
Counties: Master Matrix sign-up is due Jan. 31

Counties: Master Matrix sign-up is due Jan. 31

  • 1/27/2021 3:59:00 PM
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County supervisors who voted to use the Master Matrix by adopting a construction evaluation resolution (CER) must submit the resolution to Kelli Book, Iowa DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319. Applications can be mailed, emailed to Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov. However, the county board of supervisors must submit resolutions in January and DNR must receive it by the end of the day Jan. 31.
Joint Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 6, 2021

Joint Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 6, 2021

  • 11/19/2020 10:17:00 AM
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Please join us on January 6, 2021, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022). This is the annual fee advisory group meeting for the asbestos, construction permit, and operating permit advisory groups.
After the rain, take time to check water quality

After the rain, take time to check water quality

  • 9/14/2018 10:14:00 AM
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After the rain ends is the best time to check below your open feedlots and dairy operations to see if your manure controls are working as planned. According to Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University ag engineer, taking a walk on the wet side after a cloudburst gives you valuable information about your lot -- information you just can’t get when the lot is dry. 
2017 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2018

2017 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2018

  • 5/17/2018 8:25:00 AM
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The Title V air emissions fee for the calendar year 2017 is set at $70.00 per ton. The fee payment, along with fee documents, must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources - Air Quality Bureau no later than July 1, 2018.
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/8/2018 2:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January, 89 of 99 Iowa counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix. 
Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

  • 1/23/2018 8:39:00 AM
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Coming in March, DNR will have an option for livestock and poultry farmers to submit their annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) updates and pay compliance fees online. The electronic (eMMP) option provides a simplified process for producers, their consultants, counties and the DNR.
Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

  • 12/15/2017 1:15:00 PM
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Please join us on February 2, 2018, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year.
Counties interested in Master Matrix must sign up with DNR by Jan. 31

Counties interested in Master Matrix must sign up with DNR by Jan. 31

  • 12/8/2017 1:50:00 PM
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Counties interested in evaluating construction permit applications for animal feeding operations must submit a construction evaluation resolution to DNR between Jan. 1 and 31, for the year starting in February 2018. Find more information from DNR or the Iowa State Association of Counties.
Winter Bird Feeding Basics

Winter Bird Feeding Basics

  • 11/27/2017 8:50:00 AM
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Peanuts are another favored food and can be mixed with sunflower seed or fed separately. With high levels of both fat and protein, peanuts are especially a favorite of woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice, and Carolina wrens. And don’t forget the suet, definitely a cold-weather bird attractant that is eaten by most winter birds. It can be fed from a variety of feeders, ranging from a suet cage to a wooden suet feeder, which is designed so that birds feed on it while hanging upside down beneath it.
2016 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2017

2016 Title V Emissions Fee Due July 1, 2017

  • 5/23/2017 11:50:00 AM
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On May 23, 2017, the Environmental Protection Commission set the Title V air emissions fee for the calendar year 2016 at $70.00 per ton.  As required by 567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 30.4(2), the fee payment, along with one copy of Forms 1.0, 5.0, and a signed Part 3, must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources - Air Quality Bureau no later than July 1, 2017.
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