Opportunity to Comment on FY21 Air Quality Bureau Budget

February 6, 2020

Iowa DNR’s Air Quality Bureau is seeking feedback from the public and stakeholders on the Air Quality Bureau Budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The budget is mostly funded by fees paid by industry, and as such, the bureau recently held fee advisory meetings where stakeholders had the opportunity to ask questions of DNR staff. You can view the information provided by DNR. ABI attended the meeting and asked several questions about the budget and continued to encourage DNR to use state and federal resources to pay for portions of the air program that benefit all Iowans, such as the monitoring network. The proposal does include a $3 reduction in tonnage fees due to unexpected increase in emissions last year. Please send any comments you have to Wendy Walker by the close of business on Feb. 17.