DEQ seeks comment on draft guidance for storm water best management practices
Thursday, July 18, 2019
BOISE - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on its draft guidance for construction site design, storm water best management practice (BMP) selection, and permitting requirements for storm water discharges in Idaho.
BMPs are physical, chemical, structural, and managerial practices that prevent, reduce, or treat storm water contamination or prevent or reduce soil erosion.
The draft Idaho Catalog of Storm Water Best Management Practices provides general information for design professionals, landowners, developers, and construction contractors on the design of a storm water management plan, selection of storm water BMPs, and technical information on the design, installation, and maintenance of BMPs. It can also be used by local public officials or staff members who are responsible for reviewing and approving development applications and could be formally adopted by a jurisdiction to establish BMP and storm water standards.
The draft guidance is available for review at DEQ's state office in Boise and on DEQ’s website (download at right).
Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted through October 16, 2019, at 5 p.m. MDT.
Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:
Water Quality Division
DEQ State Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706