Representative of Iowa industries which emit more than 100 tons of material into the atmosphere each year were at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Air Quality Bureau today.
They’re weighing in on plans to raise their fees to better enforce the Federal Clean Air Act.
The DNR proposes a new $24,000 application fee for operating permits. Also companies would pay more each year per ton of emissions.
Bureau Chief Catherine Fitzsimmons says with the new money, the DNR can hire more staff.