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UNI Power Plant Public Notice

Posted 07/17/2019


Public Notice

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Notice Notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has under review an application for amended Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality construction permits. The permit applications were submitted by the University of Northern Iowa – Power Plant at 1901
West 30th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.

Based upon the information provided by the applicant, IDNR has determined that according to the PSD regulations the University of Northern Iowa – Power Plant is a "major stationary source". The permit applications have met the requirements of 567 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 33. The emissions from the facility will not contribute to a violation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) nor exceed the PSD increment consumption threshold.

The purpose of this project is to clarify the actual operation of the Boiler #4 coal ash loadout process.

A complete record of the permit review documents, including the draft permits, the Technical Support Document, the application, and all other correspondence is available for public inspection on the Air Quality Bureau website at https://programs.iowadnr.gov/airqualityconstructionpermits/Pages/PublicComment/Search.aspx.

In addition, copies of all of the materials are available at the following locations:

  • Rod Library (University of Northern Iowa, 1227 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613)
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources [Air Quality Bureau, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319]
  • 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 August 5, 2019.

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 July 22, 2019 to August 22, 2019. Written and signed comments shall be directed to:

Danjin Zulic
Environmental Engineer
Air Quality Bureau
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Or emailed to: danjin.zulic@dnr.iowa.gov.

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 (https://programs.iowadnr.gov/airqualityconstructionpermits/Pages/PublicComment/Search.aspx). In addition, all comments, Department responses, and the final documents will be available at Rod Library for thirty (30) days after the final decision.

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