Iowa Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis
Iowa Title V: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Non-Title V operating permits:
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Iowa is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program, which requires major sources to obtain a Title V operating permit and pay the applicable permit fees. The Iowa Title V operating permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from the EPA.
In addition, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) allows major sources with actual emissions below major source thresholds to limit their potential to emit by obtaining a permit-by-rule for small sources.
• Administration and enforcement. The Air Quality Bureau of DNR's Environmental Services Division administers and enforces the state's air emissions permitting rules. The local air quality agencies are responsible for implementing and enforcing the ...