DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR will hold a public stakeholder meeting to answer questions and collect public comments on the renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater general permit for pesticide discharges.
The stakeholder meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 21 in Room B at the Urbandale Public Library, located at 3520 86th St. in Urbandale.
The Pesticides General Permit (GP7) will expire on May 17, 2021. The Iowa DNR proposes to initiate rulemaking to renew the permit for a third five-year term. A draft showing the proposed changes is available online at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/NPDES-Wastewater-Permitting/NPDES-General-Permits/GP7-Pesticides.
People may ask questions on the proposed permit and make oral comments at the public meeting, or may submit written comments through May 28 to Melinda McCoy, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 502 E. Ninth St. Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034; fax at 515-725-8202; or by email, including the commenter’s name, to Melinda.McCoy@dnr.iowa.gov.