Iowa DNR is proposing updates to the Iowa Administrative Code to align groundwater hazard statements with current legislation

Waterloo, IOWA – According to the state officials, the House File 2343 was reportedly signed into law in April 2022.

State officials also said that the legislation removes the requirement to record a groundwater hazard statement if no relevant conditions are present and allows county recorders to submit statements to the DNR through a web browser provided by the county.

The DNR’s proposed changes include removing language that is now in conflict with the new Iowa Code, referencing a new statement form, and providing the procedure by which county recorders can submit statements to the DNR.

The proposed updated form makes it clear when a condition is present and provides instruction on when to submit the form and when to include statutory language.

The full Notice of Intended Action, including the proposed amendments to the rules, can be found on page 963 of the November 2, 2022, Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

Public comment for the proposed amendments is open until November 22nd at 4:30 p.m.

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