DEQ seeks comment on proposed termination of IPDES Permit ID0023710
Monday, October 07, 2019
FREMONT COUNTY—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks public comment on a proposed action to terminate the Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit for the city of Ashton's Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) (permit number ID0023710).
The city of Ashton's WWTP requested to terminate their IPDES permit and submitted a Notice of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) to DEQ on January 14, 2019. DEQ waited to terminate the discharge permit until the agency received verification that the discharge pipe was disconnected.
The facility, located a half-mile north of Ashton, ID and a quarter-mile west of Highway 20, treats residential domestic sewage. The facility ceased discharge to an unnamed tributary of Spring Creek by plugging the discharge pipe, constructing a storage lagoon, and obtaining a reuse permit (M-047-03) from DEQ to use the treated effluent for land application.
Written comments on the proposed termination will be accepted through November 15 at 5 p.m. MDT.
The NOIT and verification of the disconnected discharge pipe are available for public review at DEQ’s Idaho Falls Regional Office (900 N. Skyline Drive, Suite B) and on DEQ’s website (download at right).
Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:
DEQ State Office
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83706