The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is moving both the Operator Certification Program staff and the testing area from the second floor to the fifth floor of the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines. Due to this move, Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment exams will not be available at the Wallace Building from November 13, 2017 through January 2, 2018. Exams will still be offered at five Regional Field Offices during this time by appointment (Manchester, Mason City, Spencer, Atlantic, and Washington). Please call us at 515-725-0463 with any issues this may cause and we will be happy to work with you on a solution. We thank you for your patience during this time of transition.
Other DNR Environmental Services Division Staff are also moving. The Water Supply Sections will be moving in the Wallace Building from the current space on the second floor, to the east side of the fifth floor. The move will happen in stages, as the offices become available, so that staff will be able to cover the necessary work functions during the move. The move will start in a week or so, and should be completed by Thanksgiving.
The Air Quality Bureau will be moving from their offices in the Ingram Building in Windsor Heights to the Wallace Building, second floor, with the anticipated timeline of the end of December for the relocation to be completed.
Field Office 5 will remain at the current Ingram Building location in Windsor Heights.
The Environmental Protection Commission meetings will likely continue to be held in the Roosevelt Room at the Ingram Building on occasion.