News Releases - Agriculture
EPA Approves Iowa's List of Impaired Waters
Release Date: 07/15/2008
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EPA Region 7 Administrator John B. Askew said, "Iowa is making solid progress in assessing and restoring its waters. The upfront collaborative effort between IDNR staff and EPA helped us accurately identify Iowa's impaired waters. This is a big step toward cleaner water for the State of Iowa."
EPA commends IDNR for its work in preparing the list of impaired waters. EPA and IDNR worked together to meet the two-year requirements. With this action, EPA is approving Iowa's decision to list 279 water bodies and associated pollutants. IDNR added 105 water bodies and removed 51 water bodies and associated pollutants from the impaired waters list.
EPA's July 14 Cover Letter
EPA's Decision Document
List of Impaired Waters
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