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

Mobile Devices, Policy for PM13-01 Establishes and communicates acceptable use, security, and confidentiality requirements related to the use of mobile devices for conducting official DEQ business. January 11, 2018 Deputy Director
Jess Byrne
(208) 373-0240
jess.byrne@deq.idaho.gov
Peer Review PS15-09 Recognizes peer review to be an important part of scientific and technical work products that are intended to support agency decisions. May 21, 2020 Quality Assurance Manager
Don Zaroban
(208) 373-0405
don.zaroban@deq.idaho.gov
Policy Statement Development and Maintenance PS15-03 Outlines requirements for standardizing all DEQ policies through a routine process for approval and systematic review. May 21, 2020 Deputy Director
Jess Byrne
(208) 373-0240
jess.byrne@deq.idaho.gov
Public Records Requests, Policy for Handling PM12-3 Formalizes a policy for handling public records requests received by DEQ from the public under the Idaho Public Records Law. November 5, 2017 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 PM13-02 Formalizes a policy by which DEQ shall comply with Idaho statute and procedures for managing agency records. January 11, 2018 Records Officer
Marcella Mink
(208) 373-0149
marcella.mink@deq.idaho.gov
Rules Versus Guidance PS15-04 Sets forth procedures that DEQ should use in determining whether development of guidance is appropriate, and if determined to be appropriate, the procedures for developing guidance. May 21, 2020 Deputy Director
Jess Byrne
(208) 373-0240
jess.byrne@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
Technical Editing Publications, Policy for PM13-04 Outlines the goals and benefits of technical editing, identifies what technical editing is and the types of documents recommended for editing and outlines the editing process. March 27, 2018 Communications and Outreach Team Lead
Erica Shiflet
(208) 373-0427
erica.shiflet@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 PS15-06 Addresses the procedures for determining administrative penalties when a decision is made to pursue enforcement. May 21, 2020 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. May 21, 2020 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 PM14-01 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. March 3, 2019 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
Water Pollution Control Account Grant Awards PS15-08 Establishes a DEQ policy for the award of grants from the Water Pollution Control Account. May 21, 2020 Loan Programs Manager
Tim Wendland
(208) 373-0439
tim.wendland@deq.idaho.gov

Waste Management and Remediation

Bunker Hill Land Transfer Policy PS15-01 Updates guidance for transferring or leasing DEQ property to other parties at the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. February 5, 2020 Mine Waste Program Manager
Rob Hanson
(208) 373-0290
rob.hanson@deq.idaho.gov
Contaminated Property from Off-Site Sources, Policy Regarding Owners of PS15-02 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). March 31, 2020 State Response Program Manager
Dean Ehlert
(208) 373-0416
dean.ehlert@deq.idaho.gov
Ground Water Monitoring for Small Exempt Municipal Solid Waste Landfills PS15-14 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. May 21, 2020 Solid Waste Program Manager
Mollie Mangerich
(208) 373-0121
mollie.mangerich@deq.idaho.gov
Hazardous Waste Management Act Civil Penalties PS15-13 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. May 21, 2020 Hazardous Waste Compliance Manager
Natalie Clough
(208) 373-0506
natalie.clough@deq.idaho.gov
Supplemental Environmental Projects PS15-05 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. May 21, 2020 Waste Management & Remediation Division Administrator
Michael McCurdy
(208) 373-0188
michael.mccurdy@deq.idaho.gov
Policy Policy Number Purpose Expiration Date DEQ Contact

Page Subscription