|2013 Master Matrix Adoption of Construction Evaluation Resolution|
|Construction Evaluation Resolution|
If a county chooses to use the master matrix to
evaluate applications for construction permits for large animal
confinement operations, the board of supervisors must adopt a
“construction evaluation resolution” annually.
According the DNR’s administrative rules, if the
board of supervisors wants to use the master matrix between February 1,
2013 and January 31, 2014,
board of supervisors must submit an adopted “construction evaluation
resolution” to the DNR between January 1 and January 31, 2013.
construction evaluation resolution (“CER”) is attached to this memo.
evaluation resolution should be mailed to:
Or you can fax it
to 515.281.6794 attn: Jerah Sheets.
receive a confirmation email for all CERs received.
The board of
supervisors can adopt the resolution at any time, as long as it is
actually mailed or faxed to the DNR during January of 2013.
Pay attention to this deadline.
It seems like every year there is a county
or two that misses the deadline.
If a county board of supervisors does not adopt a
construction evaluation resolution for 2013, then the county cannot:
1) submit a formal recommendation to the DNR concerning a particular construction permit application; the county can submit comments, but they are not given nearly as much weight by DNR as a formal recommendation would be;
employees along on a DNR site inspection; or
3) appeal the DNR’s decision regarding a construction permit application to the Environmental Protection Commission.
In addition, if the county chooses to use the
master matrix, then applicants must meet stricter environmental
standards than they would have to meet otherwise. So using the master matrix provides greater
environmental protection for the county.
Eighty-eight counties filed resolutions in 2012.
Click here is a link to a map showing those 88 counties:
If you have any questions about this memo, you can call Kristi Harshbarger at ISAC 515.244.7181, or Gene Tinker at the DNR at 563. 927.2640.