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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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American Lung Association Releases State of the Air Report for 2020

For 21 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the "State of the Air" report.

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4/24/2020

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Fireworks Smoke Triggers Air Quality Exceedances Over Holiday Weekend

Several Iowa monitoring sites recorded exceedances of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter over the Fourth of July weekend. Exceedances of the standard were recorded in Des Moines, Davenport, and Muscatine on July 4, and in Des Moines and Clive on July 5.

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7/16/2020

DNR Safety Tips to Enjoy Fireworks
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DNR Safety Tips to Enjoy Fireworks

As much as we love fireworks displays, drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some and large crowds may pose a risk this year. Click to learn more on safety tips to enjoy fireworks and protect sensitive people.

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6/29/2020

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New DNR Payment Portal for Title V Emission Fees

DNR launched a new online payment portal for facilities to pay annual Title V fees. Visit https://programs.iowadnr.gov/payments/ and search for the facility by EIQ number, facility name or ID.

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6/2/2020

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2019 Title V Emission Fees Due July 1st

2019 Title V emission fees due July 1, 2020

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5/21/2020

Special Weather Announcement
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Special Weather Announcement

Elevated fire weather conditions continue due to brisk winds and low relative humidity. Sites across Iowa have periodically reported gusts of 30 to 35 mph and very low dewpoints. Those with planned burns should exercise extreme caution or consider an alternative time to burn.

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5/8/2020

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Air Quality Monitoring

Ambient Air Quality affects everyone. Children often play outside during hot, muggy summer afternoons. Their lungs are still developing, and they breathe more rapidly and inhale more air pollution per pound of body weight than adults.

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4/1/2020