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Pre-filing meeting request

DNR Chapter 61 rule requires a minimum of 30 days after submitting the Pre-filing Meeting Request before submitting the certification request.

Send the pre-filing meeting request to Section401WQC@dnr.iowa.gov .

Certification request

IMPORTANT:
Chapter 61 requires applicants to submit their certification request to the DNR. It is important to only submit the certification request when you are certain that the project will not change due to comments received during all required public notice periods.

Section 401 Water Quality Pre-Filing Meeting and Certification Request Form and Instruction

Send the certification request to Section401WQC@dnr.iowa.gov .

DNR 401 Public Notices

Public comments may be submitted via email to Section401WQC@dnr.iowa.gov or by mail to:

Iowa DNR
Attn: Section 401 Water Quality Certification
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Current Public Notifications

William Beardsley, Notice #2024-0238
Notice Expiration Date: April 11, 2024
County: Dickinson

Brandon Walls/ Iowa DOT, Notice #2024-0043
Notice Expiration Date: April 17, 2024
County: Allamakee

Brian Deppe, Notice #2024-1367
Notice Expiration Date: April 17, 2024
County: Jackson

USACE/ Regional Permit 7, Notice #2024-0035
Notice Expiration Date: April 21, 2024
County: Statewide

Randal Pruisner, Notice #2021-1284
Notice Expiration Date: April 22, 2024
County: Dickinson

Brandon Scherff, Notice #2023-16776
Notice Expiration Date: April 22, 2024
County: Dickinson

Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District, Notice #2023-1728
Notice Expiration Date: May 9, 2024
County: Dickinson

Corps of Engineers/DNR joint public notices

Contact Information

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Section 401 Water Quality Certification
Wallace State Office Building 
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Email: Section401WQC@dnr.iowa.gov


U.S. Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District
Clock Tower Building – PO BOX 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004
Phone: 309-794-5057
Email: iowaregulatory@usace.army.mil


U.S. Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
8901 South 154th Street
Omaha, NE 68138-3611
Phone: 402-896-0896
Email: NE404Reg@usace.army.mil


Additional Resources

Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 61
Water Quality Standards

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Permit and Environmental Review Management Tool (PERMT)
Joint Application to Iowa DNR Flood Plain Management, Sovereign Lands/Environmental Review, and US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permits

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Outstanding Iowa Waters and the Outstanding Iowa Waters Map

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Corps of Engineers - Nationwide Permits

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Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox
Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox is a series of best management practices developed to assist designers in stream stabilization and restoration projects in Iowa with proven techniques with emphasis on incorporating natural materials, such as logs, stone, and live plantings. Among the dozens of techniques described in the Toolbox are longitudinal peaked stone toe protection, j-hook vanes, rock arch rapids, oxbows, riparian corridor restorations, and tree/shrub plantings. It delivers a consistent, relevant assessment method and reviewable design checklists to aid decision making among multidisciplinary teams (i.e. – restoration practitioner, engineer, project manager, funder, biologist, etc.). The toolbox also provides detailed drawings and specification requirements to make natural stabilization projects more biddable.

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Iowa Department of Transportation Manuals

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Natural Resources Conservation Service - Iowa