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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.

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

Des Moines County
CNH Industrial America LLC – 1930 Des Moines Ave., Burlington.
The application was submitted to operate their existing Construction Machinery and Equipment facility. The public comment period ends March 13.

Page County
City of Shenandoah – Shenandoah Sanitation, Inc. – 1207 W. Ferguson Road, Shenandoah.
The application was submitted to operate their existing Refuse Systems facility. The public comment period ends March 13. 

Construction Permits
DNR engineers review and issue construction permits to facilities before they build new or modify existing sources of air pollution. The public may review the following air quality construction permits available online at OR through the EASY Air Public Inquiry Portal and then click the Public Notice tab.

Grundy County
Shell Rock Soy Processing (SRSP) – 30340 220th St., Shell Rock.  Project No. 20-278.
The Shell Rock Soy Processing facility is a new soybean-crushing plant that will be built in Shell Rock, IA. The facility will extract soybean oil from 3,300 tons of soybeans per day. The SRSP facility will consist of grain receiving, handling and storage operations, a soybean processing and oil extraction operation. The processing and extraction process will include bean preparation, bean oil extraction, flat storage and loadout, and utilities. As part of the process, the facility will produce soybean meal as a co-product.

The public comment period ends March 12. Submit all comments in writing before 4:30 p.m.