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Air Quality permits under review

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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the public comment period.

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

Black Hawk County 
MasterBrand Cabinets Waterloo Operations – 1205 Peters Drive, Waterloo. 
The application was submitted to operate their existing Wood Kitchen Cabinets facility. The public comment period ends March 30. 

Palo Alto County
POET Biorefining located at 4724 380th St., Emmetsburg.
The application was submitted to operate their existing Fuel-Grade Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing facility. The public comment period ends March 31.


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

Black Hawk County 
Deere & Company – John Deere Product Engineering Center – 6725 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. 
Project No. 17-228, New and amended permits to resolve compliance related issues at the Product Engineering Center facility. Public comment goes from March 1 to 31. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted by March 15.