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Air Quality permits under review for August 26

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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

Floyd County
MidAmerican Energy Co. – Merl Parr Combustion Turbines – 301 11th St., Charles City.
The application was submitted to operate their existing Electric Services facility. The public comment period ends Sept. 25. 

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.

Muscatine County
Muscatine Power and Water – 1700 Dick Drake Way, Muscatine.
Project No. 21-240. The purpose of this project is to allow the relocation of a portable diesel engine to the West Hill Pumping Station, 120 Kindler Avenue, Muscatine. The modified permit also increases the hourly PM2.5 emission limit and corrects the capacity of the engine. The public comment period ends Sept. 30.