Comment period open for Cambrex air quality permit until May 16

A Title V Operating Permit regarding air quality for Cambrex Charles City, Inc. is up for review with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

According to the DNR news release, the permits help protect Iowans’ health and air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.

Cambrex Charles City, Inc., 1205 11th St., Charles City, submitted its application to operate its existing Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products facility. The public comment period ends May 16.

The DNR encourages public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.

Title V Operating Permits

Title V Operating permits are reviewed and re-issued every five years. Facilities with a Title V permit have the potential to emit large amounts of air pollutants compared to other facilities. The five-year reviews are a federal requirement and ensure adequate monitoring is included in the permit. The DNR plans to issue Title V Operating Permits for the following facilities.  Find permit details at