DEQ is responsible for protecting Idaho’s environment and citizens from the adverse effects of pollution.
We inspect industrial sources to ensure facilities meet environmental protection requirements and permit conditions if applicable. Our inspectors are authorized by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to enter and inspect facilities unannounced.
Public Complaint Response and Referrals
DEQ is often asked by the public to respond to pollution complaints. If we receive a complaint, an inspector performs an on-site investigation to determine if a law, rule, or permit has been violated. If violations occurred, the inspector may conduct one or more of the following:
- Provide compliance assistance efforts to resolve the issue.
- Issue a notice to comply. This notice requires the facility to correct issues within a specified time frame.
- Issue a notice of violation and enter into a Consent Order. This process is used for more complex violations.
EPA delegated regulatory authority to DEQ to oversee the abatement and disposal of asbestos-containing materials at Tier 1 major facilities pursuant to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asbestos (NESHAP), 40 CRF, Part 61, Subpart M. As such, all Asbestos Renovation & Demolition Notification Forms for Tier 1 major facilities must be emailed to DEQ. Conversely, all nonmajor facilities are under the jurisdiction of EPA Region 10; hence, all Asbestos Renovation & Demolition Notification Forms pertinent to nonmajor facilities must be mailed to EPA. The following is a link to the standard notification form:
Asbestos NESHAP 10-Day Renovation & Demolition Notifications for nonmajor facilities must be mailed to the following address:
Asbestos NESHAP Coordinator
US EPA, Region 10 (20-C04)
1200 Sixth Ave., Suite 155
Seattle, WA 98101
EPA Direct Contact (Nonmajor Facilities)
Air Compliance Inspector
Air and Toxics Enforcement Section
U.S. EPA Region 10
Asbestos NESHAP 10-Day Renovation & Demolition Notifications for Tier I major facilities must be emailed to email@example.com
DEQ Direct Contact
Air Quality Compliance Assurance Program Supervisor
DEQ State Office
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