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Back by Popular Demand: Industrial Stormwater Training

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the March 19 session of "The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater."  This workshop is a repeat of the one held in November 2018.  There was so much demand that not all the interested attendees could be accommodated.  If you missed the November workshop, now is your chance to register.

Industrial and commercial facilities with "stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity" are required to obtain permits, typically known as General Permits #1 and #3. This training opportunity has been developed to help those facilities understand their permitting requirements, develop pollution prevention plans, and implement best management practices with the goal of staying in compliance.

The workshop, scheduled for March 19, 2019, is presented by the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP) ( and co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Who should attend?:  Company managers, site supervisors, environmental managers and staff, consultants, contractors, and others.  Presentations will feature experts on industrial stormwater permitting and compliance, including:

  • Patti Cale-Finnegan (ISWEP):  "Why are you here?  Basics of industrial stormwater permitting"
  • Joe Griffin, Iowa DNR:  "What is the IDNR process and implementation expectations?"
  • Rebecca Svatos, Stanley Consultants:  "How to implement stormwater pollution prevention plans"
  • Alison Manz, Iowa DNR Field Office 4:  "How to comply with your permit and keep DNR and the public happy"
  • Allison Sambol, Felsburg, Holt, and Ullevig:  "Keeping it clean - best management practices to control runoff"
  • Chuck Corell, Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers North Americ

Registration information is online at: . 

For questions or more information, contact Patti Cale-Finnegan, or 515-490-4684.

Tags:  IDNR  ISWEP  Stormwater 

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IAMU Welcomes New Regional Safety Coordinator

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Amanda Hickman has joined the IAMU staff as a Regional Safety Coordinator and will be working on the new Northwest Iowa Safety Group (NWISG) contract. Amanda has a background in health, environment, and safety. Her most recent previous position was as a DOT & Safety Coordinator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With her background and personality, she is an ideal fit for IAMU and the cities of the NWISG. NWISG consists of Sioux Center, Sheldon, Orange City, Rock Rapids, Inwood, Akron, Hinton, and Remsen. The cities in the Northwest Iowa region will be her daily reporting locations, but other members may see her from time to time in the IAMU office for meetings.

Tags:  Amanda Hickman  IAMU Staff  NWISG  Safety 

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Associate and Affiliate Members - Online Renewal for 2019 Now Available

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thank you to all of our Associate and Affiliate Members. We truly enjoyed working with you over the past 12 months. Just a reminder: The March 1st start of fiscal year 2019 is quickly approaching.

Online renewal for our associate and affiliate members is now available.

  • Visit and log into your IAMU membership account.
  • Please note: You will need to use your organization's main account and not a contact account assigned to you personally.
  • Under "My Profile," Select "Membership Info."
  • Select "Securely renew your membership now."
  • Take a moment to look over your profile information and make any necessary changes.
  • Submit your 2019 member dues and online payment, or request a bill.
  • Your membership to IAMU is now extended through February 29th, 2020.
  • If the March 1st date arrives, and we haven't yet seen an online renewal from you, we will be sending an electronic invoice to your primary contact's email address.

If you are unsure of your organization's login information, or have any other questions, please contact Josh Trout - (800) 810-4268 or

Utility members, please note that this renewal message is only for affiliate and associate members.  Be on the lookout for an invoice for your 2019 membership dues if you haven't received it already!

Tags:  Affiliates  Associates  Dues  Membership  Renewal 

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Attention Members’ IT Staff: Certain Gateway Vulnerabilities Found

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is aware of several vulnerabilities affecting Kunbus PR100088 Modbus industrial gateways running software versions prior to Release R02 (1.1.13166). These vulnerabilities could allow attackers to gain full control of vulnerable devices, create a denial-of-service condition, and/or perform other actions.

NCCIC has published ICS Advisory ICSA-19-036-05: Kunbus PR100088 Modbus Gateway (TLP:WHITE). To read the advisory, go to 

For questions about physical security, cybersecurity, emergency planning, training or exercise development or facilitation, contact Russell Saffell, IAMU Director of Member Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, at or by phone at (515) 289-1999.

For more resources related to security and preparedness, visit

Tags:  Cyber Security  Kunbus  Modbus  NCCIC 

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Water and Wastewater Operators, Don’t Forget: You Have Until March 31 to Earn CEUs to Renew Your License

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Consider attending the Advanced Water Workshops

Certified water and wastewater operator certificates expire every two years on June 30th of odd-numbered years. Applications for renewal are mailed to operators 60 days before the expiration date.

To be eligible for renewal, operators must have earned the required number of Continuing Education training Units (CEUs) during two-year periods ending March 31 of odd-numbered years.

You can view your CEUs at:             

If you still need CEUs, check out the Advanced Water Workshops scheduled for March 6 and 7. Each workshop is worth 0.5 CEUs. Come for one or both days.

Tags:  CEUs  H2O Workshops  Water 

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