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Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.

Apr 17 12:32AM

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Open Burn Not Recommended

The National Weather service has issue a special weather statement. Elevated Fire Weather Conditions. Strong southerly winds, combined with warming temperatures, drying conditions, and low relative humidity values will create hazardous conditions and elevated fire weather conditions today.

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4/2/2021

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Title V Facilities' Air Emissions Reports due March 31

Title V Facilities' Air Emissions Reports due March 31 Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2020 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2021. To increase efficiency and simplify the emissions reporting requirement, DNR requires you to report the 2020 emissions electronically using the State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). For assistance regarding Emissions Inventory or Fee Payment (due July 1, 2021), please contact Jeremy Arndt at (515) 725-9511 or Jeremy.Arndt@dnr.iowa.gov. For assistance regarding SLEIS, please contact Nick Page at (515) 725-9544 or Nick.Page@dnr.iowa.gov.

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2/4/2021

Covid-19 Office Closings
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Covid-19 Office Closings

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic Polk County is closing office and facilities to the public. We are continuing with our daily operations and providing services, but with adjustments to how we interact with our clients and the public.

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4/30/2020

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Western wildfire smoke reaches Iowa but likely poses little threat. https://t.co/dimgD8uDbK

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9/16/2020

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PolkCo-IA AirQuality

We'll continue to see hazy skies today as smoke from the western US wildfires makes it to the Midwest. https://t.co/E0oT4xI5WI

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8/25/2020

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With devastating wildfires in the western US, the smoke is forecast to move into Iowa late tonight and throughout Monday and into Tuesday. We'll likely have hazy conditions along with a low potential for air quality issues. It should disperse as it moves east the next few days.

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8/24/2020

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PolkCo-IA AirQuality

As Air Quality Awareness Week comes to an end @PolkCoIAAirQ encourages you to continue learning about Air Quality and checking your local AQI daily. Subscribe to AQI notifications at https://t.co/OObrskaUP0 #AQAW2020 #BetterAirBetterHealth #EPAat50

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5/8/2020

Air Quality News
Elevated Fire Weather Conditions for Today

The Des Moines National Weather Service has produced a weather briefing concerning critical fire weather conditions over much of western and northwest Iowa. Elsewhere, elevated fire weather conditions will exist for today. No open burning recommened in Polk County.

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4/2/2021

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RT @AIRNow: Distance learning with your students and kids? You can use our resources for stay-at-home environmental lessons and activities…

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5/8/2020

Air Quality News
National Radon Action Month

EPA recommends preventing lung cancer by testing your home for Radon. This week marks the beginning of National Radon Action Month. Every January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges everyone across the United States to test their homes for radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the ground and, in some cases, well water supply. Contact Polk County Environmental Health for low cost radon test kits. (515)286-3705

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1/7/2021

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Air Quality Awareness Week continues with our focus today on Air Quality Around the World. Curious how different the AQI looks around the globe? @AIRNow DOS collects AQ Monitoring data from U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. #AQAW2020 https://t.co/hhUbR6qxrb

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5/7/2020

All of Polk County Under Burn Ban
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All of Polk County Under Burn Ban

A Burn Ban request has been approved by the State Fire Marshal for all of Polk County. The burn ban will go into effect beginning at 6am on Saturday, October 17th and will be in place until conditions allow the ban to be lifted.

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10/16/2020