Participation Needed! Air quality permit fees

May 21, 2015

Many of you have been following SF 488, the bill addressing future funding for the DNR Air Quality Bureau. The bill passed the Senate 41-6 and the House 93-3 and was signed by Governor on May 15th. The bill directs DNR to convene a stakeholder group for each account to discuss and make recommendations on what the specific fees should be for each account. The stakeholder meetings have been scheduled and are open to all air permit holders. If you or your company would like to be involved in the conversation, it is important to attend these meetings. The meetings are scheduled for  June 9-10 (keep reading for details) and tentatively scheduled for July 8-9. Meeting materials can be found at under “Workgroups/Fee Advisory Groups”.

June dates and times:

  • Title V operating permit application fees: June 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,
  • Major source construction permit and PSD permit application fees: June 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.,
  • Minor source construction permit application fees: June 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,
  • Asbestos notifications: June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The meetings will be held at the Air Quality Bureau office located at 7900 Hickman Road, Suite 100, in Windsor Heights. Please RSVP by June 5th to Wendy Walker at or 515-725-9570 and indicate which meetings you will be attending. There will be a conference call line available, but attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the meetings in person to enhance stakeholder interaction.