Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1201 - Final Rule

Rulemaking initiated to evaluate local and regional fish consumption information and to update Idaho’s human health criteria.

Public Comment Opportunities | Negotiated Rulemaking History

Status of Rulemaking

Final rule effective March 25, 2016. Peer review documents available.

Peer Review

Three reports were peer-reviewed: 1) the survey of fish consumption, 2) the data processing into a distribution of fish consumption rates; and 3) application of the data in probabilistic risk assessment. To provide independence in the review, Versar Inc. was contracted to arrange for and provide review by three individuals: Patricia Guenther, PhD in nutritional sciences and an independent consultant; Alanna Moshfegh, MS, RD and a research leader with the Food Surveys Research Group of USDA; and Janet Tooze, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine. DEQ also received peer review comments from Westat, arranged by EPA Region 10.

Response to Peer Review

Once DEQ had all peer review comments in hand, contractors were asked for three pieces of work to provide a response. In each case, this resulted in revised reports to clarify certain matters. There was no change in the underlying data collected.

Rulemaking Documents

Effective Date

March 25, 2016

Overview

On May 10, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disapproved the July 7, 2006 Idaho DEQ water quality standard rule submittal. The disapproval affects 167 of Idaho's revised human health criteria for 88 toxic pollutants. In addition to incorporating newer toxicity information, DEQ's 2006 rule changed the fish consumption basis for determining the toxic standard from 6.5 g/day to 17.5 g/day, based on EPA's nationally recommended fish consumption rate. EPA disapproved the proposed criteria because EPA believes that the resulting criteria do not protect Idaho's designated uses. As a result, EPA was unable to determine that the 17.5 g/day fish consumption rate was consistent with 40 CFR 131.11(a). EPA identified several sources of information on local and regional fish consumption, which they claim that Idaho did not consider before using the national default fish consumption rate. According to EPA, the information that EPA reviewed suggests that fish consumption among some Idaho population groups is greater than 17.5 g/day.

Over the span from October 2012 to August 2015, DEQ met with interested parties in eighteen negotiated meetings. DEQ planned a statewide Idaho fish consumption survey then executed a yearlong survey and, while the survey was underway, discussed the various policy decisions involved in derivation of criteria protective of human health. At the same time as Idaho's fish consumption survey was being conducted, the Nez Perce Tribe and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes were conducting similar surveys to inform DEQ's knowledge of the potential magnitude of exposure to toxic substances through consumption of fish with the help of EPA and the intent that this information would also inform DEQ's revision of human health criteria. In May 2014 EPA proposed updates to its national 304(a) criteria, recommendations to states and tribes, for protection of human health. These updates were based on a new national fish consumption rate of 22 g/day, as well as new information on body-weight, drinking water intake, chemical toxicity, bioaccumulation of toxins in fish tissue, and the relative magnitude of contribution to exposure to toxins from various sources other than fish and water. EPA's proposal was finalized on June 29, 2015, providing new or updated criteria for 94 chemicals, some not currently present in Idaho's rules.

EPA's national action expanded what DEQ considered in its rulemaking. In addition to recent information on fish consumption in Idaho, these criteria changes also incorporate new information on body-weight, drinking water intake, toxicity, bioaccumulation, and relative source contribution. DEQ is also updating more criteria than just those EPA acted on in 2012.

The current rule proposal is to update Idaho's human health criteria for 104 toxic substances (10 of which are new), plus an additional fish-plus-water criterion for copper based on the drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL). There are 208 revised or new criteria, consisting of 94 revised and 10 new criteria based on exposure to toxic substances from the consumption of fish and ingestion of water plus an additional fish-plus-water criterion for copper, and 94 revised and 10 new criteria based on exposure to toxic substances from the consumption of fish alone. In addition, although new input values were used, the values for the antimony fish only criterion and the bromoform fish-plus-water criterion did not change; these are counted as revised criteria. With this proposal, Idaho will have updated all of its human health criteria except those for arsenic, methylmercury, and asbestos.

After consideration of public comments, the rule has been revised at Section 210. The remainder of the rule has been adopted as initially proposed.

Public Comment Opportunities/Proposed Rule

Submit all written comments by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Paula Wilson
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
1410 N. Hilton, Boise, ID 83706
Fax: (208) 373-0481, paula.wilson@deq.idaho.gov

Comment Period/Proposed Rule

October 7, 2015 through November 6, 2015

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Darcy James 11/02/15
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 11/04/15
National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) 11/05/15
Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) 11/05/15
Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) 11/06/15
Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) 11/06/15
Idahoans for Sensible Water Regulation (ISWR) 11/06/15
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation 11/06/15
Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment (ICIE) 11/06/15
Nez Perce Tribe 11/06/15
J.R. Simplot Company 11/06/15
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) 11/06/15
Spokane Riverkeeper 11/06/15
Coeur d’Alene Tribe 11/06/15
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 11/06/15
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) 11/06/15
Federal Water Quality Coalition (FWQC) 11/06/15
Pentachlorophenol Task Force (PTF) 11/06/15
Idaho Conservation League (ICL) 11/06/15
EPA Region 10 Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) 11/06/15

U.S. EPA Region 10 | Spreadsheet

11/06/15
Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) 11/06/15

Clearwater Paper

11/06/15
Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT) 11/06/15
Copies (76) of Citizen Letter 10/27/15
Transcript for the October 27, 2015 Public Hearing on Proposed Rule 11/09/15
Legislative Services Office Memo to Germane Joint Subcommittees and Letter to DEQ 10/08/15
10/28/15

Public Hearing Schedule/Proposed Rule

*ORIGINATING LOCATION – LIVE MEETING*
DEQ State Office
Conference Room C
1410 N. Hilton, Boise, Idaho
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3 p.m. MDT
The public hearing will take place in the DEQ state office with video conferencing connections with the following DEQ regional offices. The hearing is set up for participation in person at one of these hearing locations. Video conferencing is only available between the DEQ state office and DEQ regional offices.
*VIDEO CONFERENCING LOCATIONS*
DEQ Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, Idaho
DEQ Lewiston Regional Office
1118 F Street
Lewiston, Idaho
 

Negotiated Rulemaking History

The text of the proposed rule has been drafted based on discussions held and concerns raised during negotiations conducted pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-5220 and IDAPA 58.01.23.810-815. The Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking was published in the September 2012 Idaho Administrative Bulletin, Vol. 12-9. Eighteen meetings were held between October 2012 and August 2015. A preliminary draft rule was made available for public review in August 2015. Members of the public participated in this negotiated rulemaking process by attending the meetings and by submitting written comments. A record of the negotiated rule drafts, written comments, documents distributed during the negotiated rulemaking process, and the negotiated rulemaking summary is available below.

All comments received during the negotiated rulemaking process were considered by DEQ when making decisions that resulted in drafting the proposed rule. At the conclusion of the negotiated rulemaking process, DEQ formatted the final rule draft for publication as a proposed rule. DEQ is now seeking public comment on the proposed rule.

Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Schedule

No additional meetings scheduled.

Previous Meetings

Draft Negotiated Rule

The draft negotiated rule can be obtained here or by contacting Paula Wilson at paula.wilson@deq.idaho.gov, (208) 373-0418.

Draft Negotiated Rule Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline

Draft No. 2

There are three changes that affect the human health criteria proposed in Draft Rule #2:

  1. No backsliding was dropped. Proposed criteria are the more stringent of PRA results run with the distributions of consumption of Idaho Fish for the Idaho general population and for the Nez Perce Tribe.
  2. The number of criteria updated was expanded from the 167 criteria for 88 chemicals disapproved by EPA in 2012, to now proposing 209 new or revised criteria for 105 chemicals.
  3. BAFs are now weighted based on local population specific trophic level breakdown, rather than the trophic level breakdown in EPA's national default fish consumption rate.
10/07/15 N/A The comment period for this negotiated rulemaking has concluded. The comment period on the proposed rule will commence upon publication of the proposed rule in the October 7, 2015 issue of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin.

Preliminary Draft (Draft No. 1)

Preliminary Draft Rule – DEQ PowerPoint Presentation

08/05/15

 

08/07/15

08/06/15

 

08/06/15

08/21/15

Written Public Comments

Comment Submitted by Date Received
Comment on Draft No. 1 Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) 08/19/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Idaho Conservation League (ICL) 08/19/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) 08/20/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Milk Producers of Idaho (MPI) 08/20/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Clearwater Paper 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Idahoans for Sensible Water Regulation (ISWR) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Nez Perce Tribe 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 U.S. EPA Region 10 08/21/15
Comment on Draft No. 1 Burns Paiute Tribe 08/26/15

Public Comment Period on April 21, 2015 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation – DEQ Recommendation on Criteria Calculation – April 21, 2015 to May 22, 2015

DEQ is requesting written comments on the April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
DEQ Recommendations on Criteria Calculation - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (04/21/15 meeting) 05/22/15

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion #8 – Implementation Tools) – March 12 to April 2, 2015

DEQ is requesting written comments on the March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #8: Implementation Tools (03/12/15 meeting) 04/02/15
Policy Discussion #8: Implementation Tools - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (03/12/15 meeting)

2014

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion #7 - Risk Management and Protection of Public Health) - December 3, 2014 to January 12, 2015 – extended to January 20, 2015

DEQ is requesting written comments on the December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation. The presentation materials are posted below

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #7: Risk Management and Protection of Human Health (12/03/14 meeting) 01/12/15 – extended to 01/20/15
Policy Discussion #7: Risk Management and Protection of Human Health - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (12/03/14 meeting)

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion #6 - Suppression of Fish Consumption) - October 2 to October 30, 2014 - extended to November 17, 2014

DEQ is requesting written comments on the October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline

Suppression of Fish Consumption—Shoshone-Bannock Tribes PowerPoint Presentation (10/02/14)

10/30/14 - extended to 11/17/14

The Nez Perce Tribe and its Fisheries – Nez Perce Tribe PowerPoint Presentation (10/02/14)

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion Paper #5 - Anadromous Fish) - July 23 to August 22, 2014

DEQ is requesting written comments on the July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline

Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #5: Anadromous Fish (07/23/14)

08/22/14

Policy Discussion #5 – Anadromous Fish - DEQ Powerpoint Presentation (07/23/14)

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #4 - Market (All) or Local Fish) - May 21 to June 25, 2014

DEQ is requesting written comments on the May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #4: Market (All) or Local Fish (5/21/14) 06/25/14
Policy Discussion #4: Market (All) or Local Fish - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (5/21/14)

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #3 - Probablistic Risk Assessment Methodology for Criteria Calculation Versus the Standard (Deterministic) Methodology) - April 2 to April 23, 2014

DEQ requested written comments on the April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #3: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methodology for Criteria Calculation Versus the Standard (Deterministic) Methodology (04/02/14) 04/23/14
Policy Discussion #3: Two Criteria Calculation Methods: Deterministic and Probabilistic - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (04/02/14)

2013

Public Comment Period on DEQ Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion Paper #2 - General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation) - December 10, 2013 to January 24, 2014)

DEQ is requesting written comments on the December 10, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria--Discussion Paper #2: General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation (12/10/13) 01/24/14
Policy Discussion #2: General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (12/10/13)

Public Comment Period on DEQ and BSU Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #1 - Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers) - October 15 to November 8, 2013

DEQ requested written comments on the October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria-Discussion Paper #1: Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers (October 2013) – DEQ Presentation (10/15/13) 11/08/13
Policy Discussion #1: Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (10/15/13)

Draft Final Survey Instrument – BSU Presentation (10/15/13)

This document is also in Appendix B of the DRAFT Idaho Fish Consumption Rate: Recommended Sample and Questions.

Draft Idaho Fish Consumption Rate: Recommended Sample and Questions - BSU Presentation (10/15/13)

Public Comment Period on BSU and EPA Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (September 11 to September 25, 2013)

DEQ requested written comments on the September 11, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey 2013 – BSU PowerPoint Presentation (09/11/13) 09/25/13
Draft Idaho Fish Consumption Survey Questionnaire – BSU Presentation (09/11/13)
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (9/11/13)

Public Comment Period on DEQ, BSU, and EPA Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (August 16 to August 23, 2013)

DEQ requested written comments on August 16, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Fish Consumption Rates: Two Sampling Issues Examined – DEQ Powerpoint Presentation (08/16/13) 08/23/13
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey 2013 – BSU Powerpoint Presentation (08/16/13)
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (08/16/13)

Public Comment Period on Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation by Boise State University (BSU) (July 10 to July 31, 2013)

DEQ requested written comments on the negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation by BSU on July 10, 2013. The presentation is posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey 2013 - Boise State University PowerPoint Presentation (07/10/13) 07/31/13

Public Comment Period on DEQ and EPA Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (February 6 to April 10, 2013)

DEQ requested written comments on the presentations made by DEQ and EPA at the February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting. The presentation materials are posted below.

Document Written Comment Deadline
Basis for Update of Acrolein, Phenol and Copper Criteria - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (02/06/13) 04/10/13
Fish Consumption Survey Design and AWQC Development – EPA Region 10 PowerPoint Presentation (02/06/13)
Comparison of Data Collection Approaches for Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA Region 10 Presentation (02/06/13)

Public Comment Period on Relevance of the Six Fish Consumption Surveys Scored 10 or Better in DEQ's Quality Review (October 10 to November 7, 2012)

A public comment period was held October 10 through November 7, 2012, on the relevance of the six fish consumption surveys that were given a score of 10 or better by DEQ. Those fish consumption surveys are posted below. The comments had to address whether the surveys provided sufficient data suitable to develop a fish consumption rate for Idaho.

Survey Number Fish Consumption Survey Name Written Comment Deadline

3

 

3b

CRITFC 1994, Fish Consumption Survey

Rhodes 2006, Fish Consumption Among Columbia River Tribes (Re-analysis of the CRITFC 1994 survey)

11/07/12
8

Lummi Nation 2012, Seafood Consumption Study

14

 

14b

Suquamish Tribe 2000 fish consumption survey

Suquamish Tribe 2000 appendices

15

Toy 1996 Tulalip & Squaxin Island Tribes FC Survey

16 USEPA 1999, Asian and Pacific Islander Seafood Consumption Study
17 USEPA 2002, fish consumption report

Written Public Comments/Negotiated Rulemaking

Comments on April 21, 2015 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation - DEQ Recommendation on Criteria Calculation

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/18/15 Clearwater Paper
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/21/15

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)

Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Idahoans for Sensible Water Regulation
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Idaho Power Company
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/22/15 Nez Perce Tribe
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 05/29/15 U.S. EPA Region 10
Comment on April 21, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/20/2015 Shoshone Bannock Tribes

Comments on March 12, 2015 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion #8 – Implementation Tools)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 03/31/15 Clearwater Paper
Comment on March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/01/15 U.S. EPA Region 10
Comment on March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/02/15 City of Post Falls
Comment on March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/02/15 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/06/15 Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board (HARSB)
Comment on March 12, 2015 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/08/15 Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

2014

Comments on December 3, 2014 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion #7 –Risk Management and Protection of Public Health)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 12/15/14 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/16/15 Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/16/15 Nez Perce Tribe
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/16/15

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)

Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/20/15 Seattle University School of Law
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/20/15 Clearwater Paper
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/20/15 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/20/15 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/20/15 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/21/15 U.S. EPA Region 10
Comment on December 3, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/08/15 Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

Comments on October 2, 2014 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion Paper #6 - Suppression of Fish Consumption)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 09/29/14 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Request for extension of comment deadline 10/15/14 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Request for extension of comment deadline 10/15/14 Clearwater Paper
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/04/14 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/05/14 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/17/14 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/17/14 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/17/14 Idahoans for Sensible Water Regulation (ISWR)
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/17/14 Nez Perce Tribe
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/17/14 Clearwater Paper
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/17/14 Idaho Power Company
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/18/14 U.S. EPA Region 10
Comment on October 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/08/15 Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

Comments on July 23, 2014 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation (Policy Discussion Paper #5 - Anadromous Fish)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/20/14 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/21/14 Clearwater Paper
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/21/14 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/22/14 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/22/14

Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)

Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/22/14 Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment (ICIE)
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/22/14 Nez Perce Tribe
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 08/27/14 Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 09/05/14 U.S. EPA Region 10
Comment on July 23, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/08/15 Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

Comments on May 21, 2014 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #4 - Market (All) or Local Fish)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/13/14 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/19/14 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/23/14 U.S. EPA Region 10
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/24/14 Clearwater Paper
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/24/14 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/25/14 Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment (ICIE)
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 06/25/14 Idaho Power Company
Comment on May 21, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/08/15 Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

Comments on April 2, 2014 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #3 - Probablistic Risk Assessment Methodology for Criteria Calculation Versus the Standard (Deterministic) Methodology)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 03/31/14

U.S. EPA Region 10

Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/18/14

Clearwater Paper

Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/21/14 Association of Idaho Cities
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/22/14 Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA)
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/23/14 National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/23/14 Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment (ICIE)
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/23/14 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/23/14 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
Comment on April 2, 2014 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/23/14 Federal Water Quality Coalition (FWQC)

2013

Comments on December 10, 2013 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #2 - General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on December 10, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 01/24/14 US EPA Region 10

Comments on October 15, 2013 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations (Policy Discussion Paper #1 - Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers)

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 10/30/13 Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Comment on October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/01/13 Northwest Food Processors Association
Comment on October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/07/13 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/08/13 Idaho Aquaculture Association
Comment on October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/08/13 Ridolfi/The Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistics/Pacific Market Research
Comment on October 15, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 11/20/13 U.S. EPA Region 10

Comments on September 11, 2013 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on September 11, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 09/25/13 Clearwater Paper Corporation
Comment on September 11, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 09/25/13 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on September 11, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 09/30/13 U.S. EPA Region 10

Comments on August 16, 2013 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on August 16, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations   No comments received.

Comments on July 10, 2013 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentation

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on July 10, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation 07/31/13 Clearwater Paper Corporation
Comment on July 10, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation 07/31/13 J. R. Simplot Company
Comment on July 10, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentation 07/31/13 Northwest Pulp & Paper Association

Comments on February 6, 2013 Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting Presentations

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 02/28/13 Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/03/13 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/03/13 Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/08/13 Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT)
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/09/13 Nez Perce Tribe
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/10/13 Clearwater Paper Corporation
Comment on February 6, 2013 negotiated rulemaking meeting presentations 04/10/13 Northwest Pulp & Paper Association

Comments on Relevance of Fish Consumption Surveys

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 10/30/12 Zannita Pongah
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 10/31/12 Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 11/7/12 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 11/7/12 Kalispel Tribe
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 11/7/12 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 11/7/12 Clearwater Paper Corporation
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 11/7/12 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc.
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 11/7/12 Northwest Pulp & Paper Association
Comment on relevance of fish consumption surveys 01/04/13 Association of Idaho Cities

Comments on Initiation of Negotiated Rulemaking

Comment Date Received Submitted by
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/03/12

Chris Mebane

Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/10/12

Clearwater Paper Corporation

Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Inc. (USRT)
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 J.R. Simplot Company
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Nez Perce Tribe
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Northwest Pulp & Paper Association
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Kalispel Tribe
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Northwest Food Processors Association
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/11/12 Federal Water Quality Coalition
Comment on initiation of negotiated rulemaking 10/15/12 Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT)
Comment letter 01/30/13 Idaho Aquaculture Association Inc.

Documents Distributed for Negotiated Rulemaking

Note: Documents are in PDF format.

DEQ Policy Discussion Papers and Related Documents

Idaho 2015 Human Health Criteria Update - Draft Policy Decision Document - September 30, 2015 – posted 10/7/15

Policy Discussion Papers

August 6, 2015 Meeting
Preliminary Draft Rule

Date Posted

Policy Discussion Paper - Considerations in Deciding Which Fish to Include in Idaho's Fish Consumption Rate

07/31/15

July 8, 2015 Meeting
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate Survey Results

Date Posted

Adjusting Relative Source Contribution

Should Steelhead be Included in Idaho's Regulatory Fish Consumption Rate?
07/02/15
April 21, 2015 Meeting
DEQ Recommendations on Criteria Calculation
Date Posted
DEQ Recommendations on Criteria Calculation - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation

04/21/15

Policy Discussion Paper #1 - Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria-Discussion Paper #1: Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers (10/15/13 meeting) 10/11/13
Policy Discussion #1: Fish Consumers and Nonconsumers - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (10/15/13 meeting) 10/16/13
Policy Discussion Paper #2 - General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria -Discussion Paper #2: General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation (12/10/13 meeting) 12/10/13
Policy Discussion #2: General Population versus Targeted Subpopulation - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (12/10/13 meeting) 12/10/13
Policy Discussion Paper #3 - Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methodology for Criteria Calculation Versus the Standard (Deterministic) Methodology
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #3: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methodology for Criteria Calculation Versus the Standard (Deterministic) Methodology (04/02/14 meeting) 04/01/14
Policy Discussion #3: Two Criteria Calculation Methods: Deterministic and Probabilistic - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (04/02/14 meeting) 04/04/14

Probabilistic Criteria Calculation Flowcharts (04/02/14 meeting) (flowcharts for applying the probabilistic approach to both carcinogens and for non-carcinogens)

04/04/14
Policy Discussion Paper #4 - Market (All) or Local Fish

Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #4: Market (All) or Local Fish (05/21/14 meeting)

05/15/14

Policy Discussion #4: Market (All) or Local Fish - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (05/21/14 meeting)

05/22/14
Policy Discussion Paper #5 - Anadromous Fish

Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #5: Anadromous Fish (07/23/14 meeting)

07/18/14

Policy Discussion #5 – Anadromous Fish - DEQ Powerpoint Presentation (07/23/14 meeting)

07/25/14
Policy Discussion #6 – Suppression of Fish Consumption
DEQ did not prepare a policy discussion paper #6.
Policy Discussion Paper #7 – Risk Management and Protection of Human Health

Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #7: Risk Management and Protection of Human Health (12/03/14 meeting)

12/04/14

Policy Discussion #7: Risk Management and Protection of Human Health - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (12/03/14 meeting)

12/04/14
Policy Discussion Paper #8 – Implementation Tools
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Water Quality Criteria—Discussion Paper #8: Implementation Tools (03/12/15 meeting) 03/06/15
Policy Discussion #8: Implementation Tools - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (03/12/15 meeting) 03/13/15

2015 Meeting Presentations and Miscellaneous Documents

Document Date Posted
Idaho Human Health Criteria Technical Support Document (December 2015) 12/09/15
Negotiated Rulemaking Summary 10/07/15
Idaho Human Health Criteria Update – Fact Sheet 10/07/15
Idaho Human Health Criteria Technical Support Document (October 2015) 10/07/15
Human Health Criteria Comparison Table 10/07/15

DRAFT Development of Human Health Water Quality Criteria for the State of Idaho, October 6, 2015 (prepared for DEQ by Windward Environmental)

Appendix A - Excel spreadsheet

Appendix B - Excel spreadsheet

10/07/15
A Fish Consumption Survey of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Volumes I through III, 09/30/15 Final Draft for DEQ 10/07/15
A Fish Consumption Survey of the Nez Perce Tribe, Volumes I through III, 9/30/15 Final Draft for DEQ 10/07/15
Heritage Fish Consumption Rates of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, November 17, 2014 10/07/15
Draft Heritage Fish Consumption Rates of the Coeur d' Alene Tribe, July 19, 2015 10/07/15
Human Health Criteria Comparison Table (08/06/15 meeting)


Changes in Documents Distributed for August 6, HHC Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting

08/11/15
Description of Calculation of Estimated 'Idaho Fish' for Tribal Consumption (08/06/15 meeting) 08/07/15
Idaho Tribal Fish Consumption Survey Update – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (08/06/15 meeting) 08/07/15
Criteria Update Summary (08/06/15 meeting) 08/05/15
NCI Method Estimates of Usual Intake Distributions for Fish Consumption in Idaho, Information Management Services, Inc. - October 6, 2015 – Final Draft (08/06/15 meeting)


(Corrections made to Appendix A tables A2, A6, A10, A14, A18, and A22 and reposted)

10/07/15
Summary and Comparison of Fish Consumption Rates, g/day (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
A Comparison of Cancer Risk – Idaho Fish Consumption (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Trophic Level Weighted BAFs – EPA 2014 vs. EPA 2015 (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Volume I, Heritage Rates: A Fish Consumption Survey of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Nez Perce Tribe Combination Draft Final Report (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Volume II, Current Fish Consumption Survey: A Fish Consumption Survey of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Nez Perce Tribe Combination Draft Final Report (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Volume III (Appendices to Volume II, Current Fish Consumption Survey): A Fish Consumption Survey of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Nez Perce Tribe Combination Draft Final Report (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Definitions of Main Species Groups Presented in the Draft Final Report (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
DEQ Memo: Evaluation of Water Column Chemistry Data for Compliance with Human Health Criteria (February 2014) (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Templates for Narrative Downstream Protection Criteria in State Water Quality Standards (EPA Publication No. 820-F-14-002) (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Outline – Technical Support Document: Idaho Human Health Criteria Calculation Input Values (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Example Chemical Detail Sheet for Idaho Human Health Criteria - Bromoform (08/06/15 meeting) 07/31/15
Rulemaking Timeline – Human Health Criteria for Toxic Pollutants 07/09/15
Fish Consumption Survey Results - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (07/08/15 meeting) 07/09/15
Fish Consumption Survey: Survey Results – NWRG PowerPoint Presentation (07/08/15 meeting) 07/09/15
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (07/08/15 meeting) 07/09/15
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey Report - Final Draft
Submitted to Idaho DEQ by Northwest Research Group on August 25, 2015. (07/08/15 meeting)
09/14/15
Summary and Comparison of Fish Consumption Rates (07/08/15 meeting) 07/02/15
Preliminary NCI Analysis of Idaho Fish Consumption Overall (07/08/15 meeting) 07/02/15
Probabilistic Ambient Water Quality Criteria Calculator (PAWQCC) Excel spreadsheet Arcadis (07/08/15 meeting) 07/02/15
A Fish Consumption Survey of the Nez Perce Tribe Report, May 12, 2015 (07/08/15 meeting) 07/02/15
A Fish Consumption Survey of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe Report, May 12, 2015 (07/08/15 meeting) 07/02/15
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (03/12/15 meeting) 03/13/15
DEQ Recommendations on Criteria Calculation - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation 04/21/15
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (04/21/15 meeting) 04/21/15

2014

Document Date Posted
Human Health Criteria for Toxic Pollutants - Rulemaking Timeline, Revision 4 (12/03/14 meeting) 12/04/14
Human Health Criteria – Fish Consumption Rates Policy Discussion #7 – Risk Management and Protection of Human Health – DEQ PowerPoint (12/03/14 meeting) 12/04/14

Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (12/03/14 meeting)

12/04/14

Human Health Criteria – Fish Consumption Rates Policy Discussion #6 – Suppression of Fish Consumption – DEQ PowerPoint (10/02/14 meeting)

10/03/14

Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (10/02/14 meeting)

10/03/14

Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (7/23/14 meeting)

07/25/14

DRAFT: Updated National Recommended Water Quality Criteri – Human Health, EPA, May 2014

05/22/14

Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (5/21/14 meeting)

05/22/14

Probabilistic Approach to Deriving Human Health-Based Water Quality Criteria (HHWQC) – Arcadis PowerPoint Presentation (04/02/14 meeting)

Probabilistic Ambient Water Quality Criteria Calculator (PAWQCC) – Arcadis PowerPoint Presentation (04/02/14 meeting)

Probabilistic Ambient Water Quality Criteria Calculator (PAWQCC) – Arcadis (04/02/14)

Florida DEQ Draft Technical Support Document: Derivation of Human Health-Based Criteria and Risk Impact Statement, February 2014 provided by Arcadis

04/16/14
Updates to Fish Consumption Survey: DEQ and Northwest Research Group – DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (04/02/14 meeting) 04/04/14

Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (04/02/14 meeting)

04/04/14

Revised Rulemaking Timeline – Human Health Criteria for Toxic Pollutants

03/19/14

February 27, 2014 U.S. EPA Region 10 Webinar: Fish Consumption Survey for Tribes in Idaho

03/11/14

Agenda for February 27, 2014 Webinar hosted by U.S. EPA Region 10 to share information on the Idaho Tribal Fish Consumption Surveys

DRAFT Design of a Survey on Fish Consumption by the Idaho Tribes (February 2014) (Prepared for the Idaho Tribes and U.S. EPA by the Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistics and RIDOLFI Inc.)

DRAFT Design of a Survey on Fish Consumption by the Tribes of Idaho, Appendix A, Draft Survey Questionnaire (Prepared for U.S. EPA by the Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistics, RIDOLFI Inc., and Pacific Market Research)

02/26/14

2013

Document Date Posted
Rulemaking Timeline – Human Health Criteria for Toxic Pollutants 02/07/13
Basis for Update of Acrolein, Phenol and Copper Criteria - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (02/06/13) 02/07/13
Fish Consumption Survey Design and AWQC Development – EPA Region 10 PowerPoint Presentation (02/06/13) 02/07/13
Comparison of Data Collection Approaches for Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA Region 10 Presentation (02/06/13) 02/07/13
February through April 2013 Comments - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (05/29/13) 05/30/13
Idaho Conservation League Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Under Clean Water Act for Failing to Prepare and Promulgate Toxics Standards in Idaho (04/30/13) 05/30/13
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey 2013 - BSU PowerPoint Presentation (07/10/13) 07/10/13
Feedback: Idaho and Fish Consumption Rates, Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife News Bulletin (August 2, 2013) – DEQ hand-out (8/16/13) 08/19/13
Terminology – DEQ hand-out (8/16/13) 08/19/13
July 31, 2013 Response to Comments – DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (8/16/13) 08/19/13
Fish Consumption Rates: Two Sampling Issues Examined – DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (8/16/13) 08/19/13
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey 2013 – BSU PowerPoint Presentation (8/16/13) 08/19/13
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (8/16/13) 08/19/13
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey 2013 – BSU PowerPoint Presentation (09/11/13) 09/11/13
Draft Idaho Fish Consumption Survey Questionnaire – BSU Presentation (09/11/13) 09/11/13
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (09/11/13) 09/11/13

Draft Final Survey Instrument – BSU Presentation (10/15/13)

This document is also in Appendix B of the DRAFT Idaho Fish Consumption Rate: Recommended Sample and Questions.

10/15/13
Draft Idaho Fish Consumption Rate: Recommended Sample and Questions - BSU Presentation (10/15/13) 10/15/13
Response to Comments: Comment deadline of Nov 8, 2013 - DEQ PowerPoint Presentation (12/10/13) 12/10/13
Update: Tribal Governments in Idaho Fish Consumption Surveys – EPA PowerPoint Presentation (12/10/13) 12/10/13
Idaho Fish Consumption Survey Design: DEQ Response to Comments (deadline of Nov 8, 2013) 12/23/13
Idaho Fish Consumption Rate: Recommended Sample and Questions (Prepared for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality by the Boise State University Public Policy Center - 12/19/13) 12/23/13

2012

 

Fish Consumption Surveys

Fish Consumption Surveys Date Posted
1. Adolfson 1995, Columbia Slough Survey 09/17/12
2. ATSDR 1989, Lake Coeur d'Alene Survey 09/17/12
3. CRITFC 1994, Fish Consumption Survey 09/17/12
3b. Rhodes 2006, Fish Consumption Among Columbia River Tribes (Re-analysis of the CRITFC 1994 survey) 09/17/12
4. Harper 2002, Spokane Subsistence Exposure Scenario 09/17/12
5. IDM 1997, Establishing Alaska Subsistence Exposure Scenarios 09/17/12
6. Landolt et al 1985, Puget Sound Rec Angler Survey 09/17/12
7. Landolt et al 1987, Puget Sound Rec Angler Survey II 09/17/12
8. Lummi Nation 2012, Seafood Consumption Study 09/17/12
9. Mayfield et al. 2007, King Count Rec Angler 09/17/12
10. McCallum 1985, Catch and Consumption of Seafood, Puget Sound 09/17/12
11. Pierce et al 1981, Commencement Bay Seafood Consumption Study 09/17/12
12. Ridolfi 2007, Yakama exposure scenario 09/17/12
13. SRHD 1998, Spokane Fish Consumption Survey Report 09/17/12
14. Suquamish Tribe 2000 fish consumption survey 09/17/12
14b. Suquamish Tribe 2000 appendices 09/17/12
15. Toy 1996 Tulalip & Squaxin Island Tribes FC Survey 09/17/12
16. USEPA 1999, Asian and Pacific Islander Seafood Consumption Study 09/17/12
17. USEPA 2002, fish consumption report 09/17/12
18. WADOH 1991, Lake Whatcom Angler Survey 09/17/12
19. WADOH 1997, Lake Roosevelt Angler Survey 09/17/12

 

Criteria and Scoring Process Used to Determine the
Validity and Applicability of the Six Fish Consumption
Surveys Given a Score of 10 or Better by DEQ
Date Posted
Idaho DEQ, Fish Consumption Report Reviews 11/26/12
Idaho DEQ, Quality of Survey Criteria Scoring Guide 11/26/12
Idaho DEQ, Quality of Survey Criteria Rating Matrix 11/26/12

Support Documents

Support Documents Date Posted

Washington Department of Ecology, Fish Consumption Rates Technical Support Document: A Review of Data and Information about Fish Consumption in Washington, Final (January 2013)

Attachments E and F are posted below due to a problem opening them from the link provided by the Washington Department of Ecology.

01/23/13
U.S. EPA, Lon Kissinger, Review of Fish Consumption Information Relevant to Development of Idaho AWQC (May 8, 2012) 09/17/12
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Human Health Focus Group, Fish and Shellfish Consumption Rate Project (June 2008) 09/17/12
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), A Review of Methods for Deriving Human Health-Based Water Quality Criteria with Consideration of Protectiveness (August 2012) 10/10/12

Ruffle, B and others. 1994. Lognormal Distributions for Fish Consumption by the General U.S. Population. Risk Analysis, Vol. 14, No. 4, 395-404.

This paper documents that the distribution of fish consumption rates in most of 90 studies examined are well described as lognormal.

08/14/13

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Summary (BRFSS) Tables (results of the 2007 survey)

08/19/13

BRFSS 2012 Fish Consumption Update

12/10/13
BRFSS 2012 Fish Consumption Questions 10/16/13

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Staff Contacts

Water Quality Standards Lead
Jason Pappani
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0515
jason.pappani@deq.idaho.gov

Administrative Rules Coordinator
Paula Wilson
DEQ State Office
Attorney General's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0418
paula.wilson@deq.idaho.gov