Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

DEQ Policies

Policies are not enforceable, but rather set forth DEQ’s interpretation of its rules, or otherwise provide assistance to the public and DEQ in implementing applicable rules and programs. Current DEQ policies may be accessed below.

Administrative

Graphics and Images, Policy for PS19-02 Establishes the appropriate use and display of graphical, decorative, explanatory, or illustrative works, including descriptive or illustrative text, images, drawings, charts, tables, photographs, and videos featured in internal or external DEQ publications. April 1, 2024 Communications and Outreach Manager
Anna McGeehan
(208) 373-0427
anna.mcgeehan@deq.idaho.gov
Logo Clothing and Field and Safety Gear, Policy for PS18-07 Outlines the purchase, use, care, and restrictions for logo clothing and field and safety gear. September 6, 2023 Human Resources Officer
Sharon Haylett
(208) 373-0195
sharon.haylett@deq.idaho.gov
Mobile Devices, Policy for PS18-08 Establishes and communicates acceptable use, security, and confidentiality requirements related to the use of mobile devices for conducting official DEQ business. September 19, 2023 Deputy Director
Jess Byrne
(208) 373-0240
jess.byrne@deq.idaho.gov
Peer Review PS20-14 Recognizes peer review to be an important part of scientific and technical work products that are intended to support agency decisions. June 26, 2025 Quality Assurance Manager
Don Zaroban
(208) 373-0405
don.zaroban@deq.idaho.gov
Policy Statement Development and Maintenance PS20-03 Outlines requirements for standardizing all DEQ policies through a routine process for approval and systematic review. April 16, 2025 Deputy Director
Jess Byrne
(208) 373-0240
jess.byrne@deq.idaho.gov
Public Records Requests, Policy for Handling PS18-06 Formalizes a policy for handling public records requests received by DEQ from the public under the Idaho Public Records Law. June 20, 2023 Records Officer
Marcella Mink
(208) 373-0149
marcella.mink@deq.idaho.gov
Quality Management, Policy Statement for PS16-01 Recognizes importance of quality in data, processes, products, and services used to support agency environmental decisions. December 16, 2021 Quality Assurance Manager
Don Zaroban
(208) 373-0405
don.zaroban@deq.idaho.gov
Records Management, Policy for PS-18-05 Formalizes a policy by which DEQ shall comply with Idaho statute and procedures for managing agency records. June 20, 2023 Records Officer
Marcella Mink
(208) 373-0149
marcella.mink@deq.idaho.gov
Safety, Policy for PS18-01 Documents DEQ's commitment to safely performing all agency tasks and operations. January 11, 2023 Technical Services Manager
Mark Dietrich
(208) 373-0204
mark.dietrich@deq.idaho.gov
Succession of DEQ Officials and Delegations of Authority for Continuity of Operations, Policy for PM16-02 Outlines DEQ procedures to provide and sustain continuity of operations by establishing a sequence of leadership in the event of absence or emergency. December 8, 2021 Communications and Planning Specialist
Jill White
(208) 373-0233
jill.white@deq.idaho.gov
Policy Policy Number Purpose Expiration Date DEQ Contact

Air Quality

Policy Policy Number Purpose Expiration Date DEQ Contact
Air Quality Administrative Penalties PS20-05 Addresses the procedures for determining administrative penalties when a decision is made to pursue enforcement. April 16, 2025 Compliance & Enforcement Program Coordinator
Steve Bacom
(208) 373-0590
steve.bacom@deq.idaho.gov
Requests for Sensitive Population Status for the Crop Residue Burning Program PS15-11 Establishes how institutions in the "other institutions" category can request the sensitive populations status and how DEQ will evaluate and approve the request. May 21, 2020 Smoke Management Program Coordinator
Mark Boyle
(208) 666-4607
mark.boyle@deq.idaho.gov
Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Definition of "Registered Motor Vehicles Engaged Solely in the Business of Agriculture" PS15-07 Defines and helps clarify the intent of IDAPA 58.01.01.517.05.h, "registered motor vehicles engaged solely in the business of agriculture," and helps ensure the exemption applicability is applied consistently and correctly in the Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program. February 7, 2025 Vehicle I/M Coordinator
Michael Hahn
(208) 373-0550
michael.hahn@deq.idaho.gov

Water Quality

Policy Policy Number Purpose Expiration Date DEQ Contact
Dispute Resolution Advisory Panel for Plan and Specification Engineering Disputes PS15-10 Establishes a statewide Dispute Resolution Advisory Panel. May 21, 2020 Wastewater Engineering Manager
Larry Waters
(208) 373-0151
larry.waters@deq.idaho.gov
Interest Rate on Water Pollution Control and Drinking Water Loans, Policy For Determining PS19-01 Establishes a method for determining the rate of interest to be charged on loans and extended term financing from the Water Pollution Control and Drinking Water Loan Accounts. January 31, 2024 Loan Programs Manager
Tim Wendland
(208) 373-0439
tim.wendland@deq.idaho.gov
Plan Review for Cities PS15-12 Establishes conditions under which DEQ will enter into a memorandum of understanding with qualifying cities to perform plan reviews and authorize construction without any prior review and approval by DEQ. May 21, 2020 Wastewater Engineering Manager
Larry Waters
(208) 373-0151
larry.waters@deq.idaho.gov

Waste Management and Remediation

Bunker Hill Land Transfer Policy PS20-01 Updates guidance for transferring or leasing DEQ property to other parties at the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. February 18, 2025 Environmental Cleanup Unit Manager
Dana Swift
(208) 373-0296
dana.swift@deq.idaho.gov
Owners of Contaminated Property from Off-Site Sources PS20-02 Formalizes a DEQ policy regarding DEQ enforcement action against the owner of property contaminated solely as a result of migration from a contaminant source or sources outside the property (i.e., from off-site sources). June 02, 2025 State Response Program Manager
Dean Ehlert
(208) 373-0416
dean.ehlert@deq.idaho.gov
Ground Water Monitoring for Small Exempt Municipal Solid Waste Landfills PS20-11 Creates a statewide policy for determining if monitoring of ground water at small exempt municipal solid waste landfills is necessary in order to protect ground water resources and source water supplies. March 25, 2025 Solid Waste Program Manager
Matthew Beeter
(208) 373-0121
matthew.beeter@deq.idaho.gov
Hazardous Waste Management Act Civil Penalties PS20-12 Ensures that Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1983 (HWMA) civil penalties are assessed in a fair and consistent manner; that economic incentives for noncompliance with HWMA are eliminated; that persons are deterred from committing violations; and that compliance is achieved. June 19, 2025 Hazardous Waste Compliance Manager
Natalie Creed
(208) 373-0143
Natalie.creed@deq.idaho.gov.
Supplemental Environmental Projects PS20-13 Determines the types of projects that are permissible as supplement environmental projects (SEP), the penalty mitigation appropriate for a particular SEP, and the terms and conditions under which a SEP may become part of a settlement. April 16, 2025 Waste Management & Remediation Division Administrator
Michael McCurdy
(208) 373-0188
michael.mccurdy@deq.idaho.gov
Underground Storage Tank Program Penalty PS18-02 Provides internal guidelines to aid DEQ compliance/enforcement personnel in assessing appropriate penalties. It also provides a mechanism whereby compliance/enforcement personnel may, within specified boundaries, exercise discretion in negotiating administrative civil penalties and otherwise modify the proposed penalty when special circumstances warrant it.  March 6, 2023 UST Program Manager
Kristi Lowder
(208) 373-0347
Kristi.Lowder@deq.idaho.gov
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program Penalty PS18-03 Provides internal guidelines to aid DEQ compliance/enforcement personnel in assessing appropriate penalties. It also provides a mechanism whereby compliance/enforcement personnel may, within specified boundaries, exercise discretion in negotiating administrative civil penalties and otherwise modify the proposed penalty when special circumstances warrant it. March 6, 2023 UST Program Manager
Kristi Lowder
(208) 373-0347
Kristi.Lowder@deq.idaho.gov
LUST Program Cost Recovery PS18-04 Formalizes a policy by which DEQ shall comply with the federal financial management and cost recovery responsibilities as specified in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program.  March 6, 2023 UST Program Manager
Kristi Lowder
(208) 373-0347
Kristi.Lowder@deq.idaho.gov
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