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Public Comment Opportunities

Express your opinion on environmental permits and other documents open for public comment.

For public comment opportunities on rulemakings, IPDES guidance development, or Volkswagen diesel settlement, visit the pages below.

Notice of Pending Public Comment Period

DEQ provides an Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) draft permit to facilities for preliminary review. The facility has a number of days to review the preliminary draft permit and fact sheet for errors or omissions. DEQ will revise the preliminary documents as needed, then notify the public of the start of a 30-day public comment period.

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Public Comment Opportunities

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DescriptorOpen DateClose DateRelated Document(s)DEQ Staff Contact
Air - Draft Air Quality Permit - Basic American Foods - Rexburg10/22/1911/21/19Application

Draft Permit

Legal Notice

Statement of Basis
Shawnee Chen
(208) 373-0176
Water - Draft 401 Certification - Tegan Colyer Biota - Big Wood River Bank Stabilization10/17/1911/08/19Draft 401 Certification

Balthasar Buhidar
(208) 736-2190
Water - Draft 401 Certification - Wendell Walker - Weiser River Bank Stabilization10/17/1911/08/19Draft 401 Certification

Julia Achabal
(208) 373-0550
Water - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Power - Rippee Island10/17/1911/08/19Draft 401 Certification

Julia Achabal
(208) 373-0550
Water - DEQ seeks comment on proposed enforcement settlement with city of Homedale10/16/1911/15/19Compliance Agreement ScheduleBrett Morrison
(208) 373-0269
Water - DEQ seeks public comment on draft water reuse permit10/15/1911/14/19Draft Permit

Staff Analysis
Valerie Greear
(208) 373-0550
Waste - DEQ seeks public comment on Triumph Mine Tailings Piles Site, 2019 Five-Year Review10/09/1911/08/19Triumph Mine 2019 Five-Year ReportDon Carpenter
(208) 373-0141
Water - Draft Technical Guidance Manual Modification10/08/1911/08/ Initial Septic Tank Approvals

3.2.3 Septic Tank and Dosing Chamber Installation Manufactured Medium Sand
Rachael Smith
(208) 373-0249
Water - DEQ seeks comment on proposed termination of IPDES Permit ID002371010/07/1911/15/19Notice of Intent to TerminateMichael Snider
(208) 373-0178
Water - Draft 401 Certification - Alan Parks - Snake River10/04/1910/25/19Draft Certification

Engineering Documents

Draft Application
Greg Mladenka
(208) 236-6160
Water - Draft 401 Certification - ITD - Tincup Creek Bridge10/02/1910/24/19Draft 401 Certification

Supporting Documents
Greg Mladenka
(208) 236-6160
Waste - DEQ Seeks Public Comment on Draft Final Points of Compliance Determination for East Smoky Panel Mine10/02/1911/01/19East Smoky Final Determination Letter

East Smoky Final Application
Douglas Tanner
(208) 236-6160
Waste - DEQ seeks public comments on draft Hazardous Waste Management Act permit renewal for PacifiCorp's Idaho Falls Pole Yard09/26/1911/12/19Draft Permit

Fact Sheet

Public Comment Notice

Concerned Citizen Letter
Brian English
(208) 373-0425
Water - Draft Environmental Determination - Hayden Lake Irrigation District Drinking Water Improvements Project09/25/1910/25/19Hayden Lake DW Project - 0919LaDonn Kaylor
(208) 373-0556
Water - Draft Reuse Permit Renewal - Idaho National Laboratory09/16/1910/16/19Draft Reuse Permit

Supporting Document
Andrew John
(208) 373-0331
Water - Draft Wastewater Discharge Permit - Santa-Fernwood Sewer District09/11/1910/30/19Draft Permit

Fact Sheet


Application Update
Lori Flook
(208) 373-0595
Water - Draft 401 Certification - USDA Forest Service - Silver Creek08/28/1909/19/19Draft 401 Certification

Supporting Document
Julia Achabal
(208) 373-0550
Water - Draft 401 Certificiation - Nez Perce Highway Department - Road Realignment08/26/1909/16/19Draft 401 Certification

Supporting Document
Mark Sellet
(208) 799-4896