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Contracts on Environmental Protection Commission’s March meeting agenda

  • 3/14/2019 1:18:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Environmental Protection Commissioners will be asked to approve several contracts during a teleconference meeting on March 19.  

Up for approval: contracts for transporting a mobile education trailer, analyzing water quality samples from shallow lakes and linking two water quality databases.

Also on the agenda, commissioners will be asked to approve the fourth quarter intended use plans ending on June 30 for the Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving funds.

The meeting will be held via teleconference starting at 10 a.m. To listen to the call, dial 866-685-1580, and then enter the conference call code of 4510673319 followed by the # sign.

There is no scheduled public participation. Written comments may be submitted up to one day before the meeting to Jerah Sheets at or to DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319.

The full agenda follows:

Approval of Agenda

Approval of the Minutes

Monthly Reports

Acting Director’s Remarks

Air Quality – Budget Review 

Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund – FY 2019 Intended Use Plan update

Contract Amendment #2 with Mid America Recycling

Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of IIHR

Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory

Contract with the University of Iowa for DNR State Hygienic Laboratory TMDL Contract

General Discussion

Items for Next Month’s Meeting

  • April 15 – Educational Tour – Carroll County
  • April 16 – EPC Business Meeting – Carroll County
  • May 21 – EPC Business Meeting – Des Moines

Commissioners include: Ralph Lents, Menlo, chair; Joe Riding, Altoona, vice chair; Rebecca Guinn, Bettendorf, Secretary; Mary Boote, Des Moines; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Lisa Gochenour, Logan; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Harold Hommes, Windsor Heights; and Bob Sinclair, Sigourney. Bruce Trautman is the acting director of the DNR. 

Any person attending the public meeting who has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or, and advise of specific needs.