Wednesday, June 20, 2012

IDNR Schedules Public Meetings On Revised Compliance and Enforcement Procedures

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled three additional public hearings for proposed new Chapter 17, Compliance and Enforcement Procedures. The DNR is also providing more information on how the DNR plans to implement Chapter 17.

The DNR is holding the additional hearings to allow the public further opportunity to provide input. The DNR held its first public hearing on Monday, April 23.

The three hearings will be held in July and August as follows:
  •  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Iowa City;
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Mason City; and
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Carroll.

Further, in response to public comments already received, the DNR is providing more information about how the DNR plans to implement Chapter 17. The DNR did not make any changes to the proposed rule language for Chapter 17.

The DNR is also requesting additional public comments. Written comments or suggestions are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2012.

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