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Chapter 11 clarifies the process and eligibility criteria for properties to obtain a pollution control or recycling certification from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This certification allows the owner to apply for a property tax exemption through their local county assessor’s office. Consistent with Executive Order 10, Iowa Administrative Bulletin, Vol. XLV, No. 16 (Feb. 8, 2023), p. 2145, and Iowa Code section 17A.7(2)’s five-year rule review, Chapter 11 was edited for length and clarity.
Status: The Notice of Intended Action (NOIA) will be presented at the November Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) meeting for approval
This proposed rulemaking will rescind and reserve Chapter 14. The Uniform Environmental Covenants Act found in Iowa Code chapter 455I is self-enacting. Therefore, rules are not necessary, nor expressly authorized. Rescinding this chapter will not impact the Department of Natural Resources’ (Department) ability to enter into effective environmental covenants with interested landowners.
Status: The Notice of Intended Action (NOIA) will be presented at the October Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) meeting for approval
Executive Order 10 (EO10) signed by the Governor on January 10, 2023, requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The EO10 process includes the review of existing rule chapters, the reauthorization of rule chapters that will be retained, and public engagement with the opportunity for meaningful input throughout the process. Opportunities for public input and information for public review during the Land Quality Bureau's (LQB’s) implementation of EO10 will be posted on this webpage as they become available.
This presentation discusses the basic objectives of the Iowa Governor's Executive Order 10 (EO10) and how it will be addressed by the DNR's Solid Waste and FABA Sections.
LQB staff continue to review current rules and develop proposed changes to implement EO10. Please stay tuned for upcoming stakeholder input opportunities and the availability of materials for review.
The deadline for completion of the rule review process is December 31, 2025. LQB staff are in the process of developing a timeline to meet this deadline. Please check back for schedule updates.
Meeting invitations and materials will be posted on this webpage and announced through electronic updates. Please use the links below to sign up for one or more of the electronic updates. Additional links to updates will be added as they become available.
The LQB currently manages many rule chapters, of which the majority are in 567 (Environmental Protection Commission) of the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC). For ease of review, the Bureau’s chapters will be placed into groups by topic. Each group and its corresponding chapters will be listed below as they become available. To view the current and proposed rule documents, EO10 materials, and staff contacts for each group, please use the links below.
Short Summary: In response to EO10, the Financial and Business Assistance Section (FABA) and the Solid Waste Section of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have drafted the following Recommended Revisions and Proposed Structure (Proposal) for the Iowa Administrative Code chapters administered by these sections. This proposal is a starting point and framework for discussions with industry stakeholders.
Proposed Timeline: The initial presentation of this proposal will occur on October 2, 2023, at the ISOSWO/IRA Conference and will be followed by a stakeholder meeting on October 24, 2023. Future opportunities will be provided for input through public hearings and written comments.
The grouping of the rule chapters is currently under review by LQB staff. Please see the Rulemaking Schedule linked above for the proposed schedule.