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Iowa: Air quality

March 2018



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The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission amended Iowa Admin. Code chs. 20, “Scope of Title—Definitions;” 22, “Controlling Pollution;” 23, “Emission Standards for Contaminants;” 25, “Measurement of Emissions;” 30, “Fees;” 33, “Special Regulations and Construction Permit Requirements for Major Stationary Sources—Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality;” and 34, “Provisions for Air Quality Emissions Trading Programs.” The amendments, which go into effect April 18, rescind unnecessary rules and update other rules to provide regulatory certainty and flexibility, eliminate inconsistencies between federal regulations and state rules, incorporate rules by reference, and update definitions, among other changes. See https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/aco/arc/3679C.pdf.