Iowa Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-23.3(2)(c)(455B)

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Visible emissions: IAC 567-23.3(2)(d) (455B)

Regulatory Agencies

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

Linn County 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 has adopted by reference the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, DNR has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate emissions and visible emissions.

Administration and enforcement. The Air Quality Bureau of DNR's Environmental Services Division administers and enforces the state's fugitive emissions and visible emissions regulations. The local regulatory agencies are responsible for administering and enforcing the applicable fugitive and visible emissions regulations within their jurisdictions.

State Requirements


IAC 567-23.3(2)(c) (455B)

Attainment and Unclassifiable Areas

Attainment and unclassifiable areas are those that have either attained the national ambient air quality standard for particulate matter (PM-10) or the attainment status cannot be determined because of a lack of data. In such areas, reasonable precautions must be taken to prevent PM-10 from the following sources from becoming airborne in such quantities that it creates a nuisance or results in ...

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Iowa Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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