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UNI Power Plant Public Notice

Public Notice
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has under review an application for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality construction permit.  The permit application was submitted by the University of Northern Iowa located in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  
Based upon the information provided by the applicant, IDNR has determined that according to the PSD regulations UNI is a "major stationary source".  The permit application has met the requirements of 567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 33.  
This project requests the addition of dry sorbent injection to boilers 3 and 4 at the power plant. This addition will not result in an increase in emissions. The new control is being added in effort to meet the upcoming federal regulation for industrial boilers, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD.
An electronic copy of all the materials the applicant has submitted, the draft permits, the Technical Support Document, the applications, and all other correspondence are available for public inspection on the Air Quality Bureau website at
In addition, copies of all of the materials are at the following locations:
o Rod Library (University of Northern Iowa, 1227 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613)
o Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Air Quality Bureau, 7900 Hickman Road, Suite #1, Windsor Heights, IA  50324)
o EPA Region VII (11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, KS  66219)
A public comment meeting will be held for the purpose of receiving written and oral comments if there is interest in having one.  Requests for a public hearing must be received in writing by the IDNR by June 11, 2015.  
All comments not received at a public hearing shall be submitted in writing and must be submitted before 4:30 PM on the last day of the public comment period which will run from May 28, 2015 through June 28, 2015.  Written and signed comments shall be directed to:
Taylor Tomlinson
Environmental Engineer 
Air Quality Bureau
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
7900 Hickman Road Suite #1
Windsor Heights, Iowa  50324
Any materials related to comments submitted by the public shall be included in full and not be incorporated by reference unless the material is already part of the administrative record or consists of State or Federal statutes and regulations, EPA documents of general applicability, or other available reference materials.  
Upon a final decision on the project, all comments, Department responses, and the final documents will be available for public inspection at the Department address listed above and on the Air Quality Bureau website (  In addition, all comments, Department responses, and the final documents will be available at EPA Region VII, and Rod Library for thirty (30) days after the final decision.
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