IDNR held their semiannual Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 21, 2019. IDNR also held a meeting to discuss the status of the Iowa EASY-Air system which is set to launch on December 4, 2019. The presentation can be found on the Iowa EASY-Air webpage.

Meeting Highlights

  • IDNR is expecting a number of staff departures from the Air Bureau, primarily from the Title V group.
  • IDNR is updating their general permit application paper forms to mirror what will be requested in EASY-Air for the general permits for aggregate processing, concrete batch plants, hot mix asphalt plants, bulk gasoline plants, and Group 2 grain elevators. Facilities can use forms or EASY-Air to request coverage under the general permit. IDNR prefers receiving the EASY-Air form for any new general permits.
  • IDNR is working to identify sources that may be subject to Regional Haze Round 2 reviews. The Agency will notify facilities that will be included in this review.
  • IDNR will send emails next week on EASY-Air training schedule for December 12, 2019.
  • After EASY-Air is live, IDNR will start charging a data entry fee for paper applications submitted after January 1, 2020 for Title V and major construction permit invoices. For any forms submitted in paper after Jan 1, IDNR will transfer the data from the paper forms to EASY-Air before the application will be assigned to an engineer, resulting in delays in application processing.
  • Next air client quality contact meeting is scheduled for May 21, 2020 at the Wallace Building.

A demonstration of the EASY-Air process is available online and questions can be directed to easyair@dnr.iowa.gov, or by phone at (515) 725-9569 or (515) 725-9523.

If you have further questions about some of the meeting updates and their impact on your facility, please please contact Trinity's Burlington office at (319) 576-7900 or Des Moines office at (515) 225-4303.