Environmental Protection Commission met Wednesday

January 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) met Wednesday to discuss several agenda items and listen to public input on various environmental issues. Most of the public remarks were related to the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit, topsoil preservation and the air quality stakeholder report on air bureau funding. The EPC unanimously passed several items including the state implementation plan for the Council Bluffs nonattainment area, solid waste environmental management systems’ grant award recommendations, the EPC annual report, and two intended actions. The first referred to wastewater construction and operation permits and storm water general permit No. 2 for construction activities –topsoil preservation. The next referred to water quality standards reclassifying streams via use assessment and use attainability analyses. If you would like more information about the EPC and the information provided, contact Zach