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DEQ to host Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee February 18 in Boise

Friday, February 07, 2020

BOISE – The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee February 18, in Boise, Idaho, to review the performance of the state’s 2019 crop residue burning program.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the DEQ State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.), conference room B.

The committee was established in 2008 to advise DEQ on the burning of crop residue on lands other than the five Indian reservations.

The committee membership is structured to include representatives of environmental, farming, health, and tribal organizations, along with DEQ, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A draft annual report summarizing and analyzing the 2019 burn season will be available after the conclusion of this meeting.

For further information on the meeting or to request disability accommodations, contact Mark Boyle at (208) 666-4607.


Media Contact

Smoke Management Supervisor
Mark Boyle
DEQ Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 666-4607
mark.boyle@deq.idaho.gov