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Opportunity for Public Comment on the Muscatine 1-hour SO2 Maintenance Plan

Opportunity for Public Comment on the Muscatine 1-hour SO2 Maintenance Plan

  • 8/21/2021 1:22:00 PM
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The DNR invites the public to provide comments on a draft plan to help redesignate the Muscatine area from nonattainment to attainment with the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard. The DNR intends to submit the plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a revision to Iowa’s state implementation plan (SIP).
It’s time for a midwinter boat checkup

It’s time for a midwinter boat checkup

  • 2/24/2021 10:10:00 AM
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A midwinter visit to check on the boat − no matter if stored ashore in a backyard or a marina parking lot − is a wise thing to do. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has four tips to ensure there are no surprises at spring commissioning.
Take time to clean and inspect lifejackets ahead of boating season

Take time to clean and inspect lifejackets ahead of boating season

  • 2/24/2021 10:07:00 AM
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Surprising as it may seem, February is not a busy boating month in Iowa. But it is a good time to clean and inspect important boating equipment – lifejackets – so its ready to go when the snow and ice finally disappear.
Take Time for Basin Maintenance

Take Time for Basin Maintenance

  • 9/18/2017 9:10:00 AM
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When DNR field staffers inspect earthen basins they look for problems which could cause leaks, basin failures or fish kills.