Iowa Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.820 to 52.842

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Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.316

Air permits: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-22.1(455B) to 567-22.3(455B), IAC 567-22.8(455B), IAC 567-22.100(455B) to 567-22.300(455B), IAC 567-31(455B), and IAC 567-33(455B)

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): IAC 567-23.1(3)(455B) and IAC 567-23.1(4)(455B)

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): IAC 567-23.1(2)(455B)

Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutant transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): IAC 567-34.200(455B) to 567-34.229(455B)

Regional haze: IAC 567-22.9

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Air Quality Bureau

Linn County Public Health Department Air Quality Division

Polk County Public Works Air Quality Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. In some instances, local regulatory agencies have established additional air quality requirements applicable within their jurisdictions.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Air Quality Bureau is responsible for administering and enforcing Iowa's air pollution rules. The local air quality agencies are responsible for implementing and enforcing the federal and state ...


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