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RG 064 Natural Resources

On July 1, 1986, the Department of Natural Resources was created by combining the Conservation Commission, the Department of Water, Air and Waste Management, the Geological Survey, and part of the Energy Policy Council.  There are two separate commissions within the department with authority to set policy, and adopt rules and standards: the Natural Resources Commission and the Environmental Protection Commission.  The following is a partial list of records from this record group in the holdings of the State Archives:

Title Date Span
Agricultural Operations Permits 1928-2002
Agricultural Operations Permits, Pictures 1975-1999
Air Facility Stack Test 1996-1997
Air Quality Facility Files 1971-1994
Construction Grant Needs Survey 1996-2008
Construction Grant Programs 1976-1997
Construction Permits 1979-1997
Construction Project Files, Contracts 1970-1993
Contaminated Sites (Confidential) Undated
County Conservation Board Land Acquisitions 1930-1988
Departmental Policies and Procedures 1972-1986
Emergency Response 1998
Executive Correspondence 1970-2007
Facility Plans 2000-2006
Federal/State Programs and Projects 1985-2008
Flood Plain Permits 1957-2001
Geological Research, Gold Mines in Iowa 1880-1962
Groundwater Hazardous Statements 1999-2000
Groundwater Protection Plan Strategy 1968-1992
Hazardous Substance Incidents (Spill Files) 1976-1996, 2001-2003
Hazardous Waste Facility Site Licenses 1987-1991
Hazardous Waste Management 1971-2001
History of State Parks and Fish & Game Data, Pictures, Newspaper Articles and Civil Conservation CorpProjects 1900s
Information and Education Programs 1973-1986
Land and Water Conservation Fund Federal Grants 1967-1997
Landfills 1985-1997
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks 1974-2006
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks, Pictures 1986-2003
Legislative Liaison 1973-1988, 2009
Mill Dams Undated
Minutes - Department of Environmental Quality, Transition Team
Minutes - Energy Fund Disbursement Council 1990-1992
Minutes - Energy Fund Distribution Council 1990-1992
Minutes - Environmental Protection Commission 1986-1999
Minutes - Monthly Contested Case Reports, Monthly Attorney General Reports
Minutes - Natural Resources Commission 1973-1993
Minutes - Natural Resources Commission (Closed Sessions) 1977-1985
Minutes - Natural Resources Commission Hearings 1961-1977
Minutes - Natural Resources Council 1996-1998
Minutes - State Preserves Advisory Board 1965-1994
Minutes - Statewide Policy Advisory Committee 1980-1982
Natural Resources Land Inventory 1985
Photographs, Directors 1935-1983
Plan Use Planning 1966-1979
Press Releases
Program Planning and Project Development 1972-2001
Project Files, State-Owned Lands and Water 1904-1991
River Basin Duties 1980-1986, Undated
Solid Waste Comprehensive Planning 1982-1998
Solid Waste Permitted Facility Files 1972-1995
Solid Waste, Photographs 1970-1992
Sovereign Land Jurisdiction 1964-2004
Sovereign Land Jurisdiction, Photographs 1994-1999
Spill and Groundwater Remediation Projects 1992-1999
State Land Acquisition Records 1900-1998
State Park Management 1915-1997
State Park Management, Photographs of Parks and Preserves 1907-1979
State Water Plan 1977-1980
Stormwater, Facilities 1991-2001
Sulfur Oxide, Modeling Study 1974-1980
Super Fund Site Files 1976-2004
Toxic Clean-Up Days 1990-1994
Treatment Agreements 1996-2000
Uncontrolled Sites 1928-2001
Uncontrolled Sites, Photographs 1951-1997
Underground Storage Tanks, Photographs 1992-2008
Waster Facility Files, Photographs 1974-2009
Wastewater Facility Files 1951-2005
Wastewater Facility Specifications 1976-2008, Undated
Water Quality Planning 1979-1993
Water Resources Regulation, Construction Permits 1964-1992
Water Supply Facility Files 1967-2002
Water Supply Plans and Preliminary Reports 1996-2009
Water Supply Specifications 1996-2001
Waterways and Lakes, Saylorville Study 1968-1987