DEQ seeks a second comment on the draft IPDES permit for the city of Troy WWTP

Accepting April 30, 2022, through June 1, 2022, at 5:00 pm MDT.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking a second public comment on the 2022 draft Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit and fact sheet for the city of Troy’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The city of Troy’s WWTP applied for a wastewater discharge permit for its facility, located at 4008 Highway 8, Troy, Idaho 83871. The second public comment is restricted to the following revised sections of the draft IPDES permit and fact sheet:

  • Permit Tables 2 and 3 – Ammonia effluent limits and monitoring requirements
  • Permit Section 3.1 – Compliance schedule for ammonia
  • Fact Sheet Table 8 – Ammonia effluent limits and monitoring requirements
  • Fact Sheet Section 3.3.3.1 – Ammonia criteria
  • Fact Sheet Table 12 – Comparison of 2004 and 2022 effluent limits for ammonia
  • Fact Sheet Section 5.1 – Compliance schedule for ammonia  

The following sections have been revised to reflect sludge and biosolid permitting being delegated to IPDES in 2021 and new 2022 water quality standards for fecal indicators (E. coli/Enterococci). These updates do not result in effluent limit or reporting changes; therefore, they are not open for public comment:

  • Permit Table 1 – E. coli with the inclusion of Enterococci as an indicator option
  • Fact Sheet Section 2.1.4 – Sludge/Biosolids
  • Fact Sheet Table 8 – E. coli with the inclusion of Enterococci as an indicator option
  • Fact Sheet Section 3.3.3.2 – Fecal Indicators
  • Fact Sheet Section 3.6 – Antibacksliding – E. coli
  • Fact Sheet Section 7.3 – Sludge/Biosolids

The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated municipal wastewater year-round to West Fork Little Bear Creek for five years. The permit identifies the pollutants of concern and specifies associated discharge limits. Additionally, the permit specifies monitoring and reporting requirements necessary to ensure compliance with the permit and protect human health and the environment.

Written comments on the revised sections of the draft permit and fact sheet will be accepted through June 1, 2022, at 5:00 pm MDT. The draft permit and fact sheet are available for public review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.), DEQ’s Lewiston Regional Office (1118 F Street, Lewiston, ID 83501), and on DEQ’s website. A public meeting may be held, if requested in writing, by May 16, 2022.

Comments and questions regarding this process should be directed to Triffie Ransom or on DEQ’s Public Comment page. Comments should address water quality considerations and include supporting materials where available. Comments should also reference the City of Troy and permit number (ID0023604).

Please submit requests for a public meeting electronically on DEQ’s website, by mail, or by email to Triffie Ransom.

Triffie Ransom
Surface and Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Triffie.Ransom@deq.idaho.gov

Related Documents
City of Troy wastewater permit
City of Troy permit fact sheet

Eight (8) RadEye PRD4-Kits Brand Name or Equivalent

We are seeking quotes from qualified vendors to provide Eight (8) RadEye PRD4 Kits (brand name or equivalent.) The kits are to contain one each: RadEye PRD4(or equivalent product meeting the specifications listed below), Lutetium Test Adapter, Desktop holder + USB connection cable, Software package RadEye.exe, Holster and spare AAA batteries packaged in a hardened plastic case.

The bidding closes on April 19, 2022, at 5:00 PM MST.

Contact

Tessa Stevens
(208) 373-0473

City of Kellogg Sustainable Stormwater Improvements

The city of Kellogg is installing management improvements to the city’s stormwater outfalls. The city received $515,000 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative for the outfall projects located at Hill Street, north Kellogg, and Bunker Creek. This project will reduce phosphorus by 210 lbs. per year, yielding 2,100 lbs./10years (in perpetuity) for a cost-benefit ratio of $1160 per lb. per 10 years.

Coeur of d’Alene Stormwater Outfall Volume Reduction

The city of Coeur d’Alene is installing stormwater storage/filter systems and vegetated swales to divert stormwater from existing outfalls in the urban drainage areas. The city received $695,000 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative for the outfall projects at Independence Point, Sanders Beach, and Mullan Avenue. This project will reduce phosphorus by 395 lbs. per year, yielding 3,950 lbs./10years (in perpetuity) for a cost-benefit ratio of $880 per lb. per 10 years.

Northside Stormwater Drainage Improvements – Marmot Trail Road

Applicant – East Side Highway District

the East Side Highway District (ESHD) proposes road drainage improvements along the Marmot Trail, which discharges runoff to the north end of Coeur d’Alene Lake. The ESHD is requesting $14,100 of Leading Idaho funding. This project is an approximately 3,600-ft asphalt roadway with a very steep gradient. Erosion occurs in the roadside drainage ditches.

Coeur d’Alene River Stabilization

Kootenai-Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District

The Kootenai-Shoshone Soil & Water Conservation District (KSSWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working with three landowners near Kingston to stabilize 925 linear feet of eroding streambank on the Coeur d’Alene River. NRCS/KSSWCD will provide project engineering, oversight, and certification to ensure the proper installation of riparian plantings, willow-infused rock rip-rap, and stream barbs. KSSWCD is granted $278,900 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative to complete this project and the bio-engineered bank stabilization.

Mica Creek Watershed Agricultural Sediment Reduction and Improvement Project Phase 2

Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Water Conservation District

The Kootenai-Shoshone Soil & Water Conservation District and the Mundt family are stabilizing 1600 feet of stream banks on Mica Creek, a tributary to Coeur d’Alene Lake. This project is awarded $49,000 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative to remove collapsed vegetation, armor the banks, and replant willows to prevent further erosion to protect Coeur d’Alene Lake’s existing fence and water quality.

City of Plummer and Stimson Lumber Company Municipal Wastewater Reuse Project

Applicant – City of Plummer

The City of Plummer proposes to allow Stimson Mill to use the City’s treated wastewater effluent for the mill’s non-potable uses. This proposal will request $300,000 from the Leading Idaho fund and reduce phosphorus loads to Coeur d’Alene Lake by approximately 75 pounds per year in perpetuity.

DEQ prepares IPDES preliminary draft permit for the city of Dreary

August 12, 2021

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is releasing an Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (IPDES) preliminary draft permit to the City of Deary for preliminary review.

The facility has 10 days to review the preliminary draft permit and fact sheet for any errors and omissions that should be addressed before the public participation period.

After the preliminary draft period has concluded, DEQ will revise the preliminary draft permit as needed, and it will become a draft permit for public review and comment. DEQ will formally notify all necessary parties that the draft permit, fact sheet, and associated application have been posted on DEQ’s website for public review and comment, per the “Rules Regulating the Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program” (IDAPA 58.01.25.109). To be notified of the forthcoming posting, go to the DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page and click the “Subscribe to this page” link.

Staff Contact
Jonathan Drygas
IPDES Permit Writer
Jonathan.Drygas@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards $98,515 to Cassandra Hills Owners Association, Inc. in Benewah County

July 29, 2021

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of $98,515 in drinking water construction assistance to Cassandra Hills Owners Association, Inc. in Benewah County, Idaho.

The funding will be used for drilling a new well, installing the pump and piping, and related engineering water quantity and quality testing.

The assistance from DEQ’s State Revolving Fund, which is capitalized annually by grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency, provides this funding with no repayment obligation. The favorable loan terms represent a $132,023 savings to the community when compared to average costs for municipal general obligation issuances.

Staff Contact
MaryAnna Peavey
Grants & Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Projects

For information related to Volkswagen Diesel Settlement projects, visit our Volkswagen and Diesel Funding web page.

West Silver Valley Logging Debris Removal Project

DEQ seeks vendors to participate in a logging debris removal program to reduce the amount of PM2.5 emissions from burning logging debris within the West Silver Valley PM2.5 nonattainment area. DEQ will provide limited financial assistance through a voucher reimbursement system for load delivery of logging debris that would otherwise be open burned within the West Silver Valley nonattainment area.

Woodstove Changeout

We often hire vendors for our woodstove changeout program. Visit our Woodstove Funding Resources web page for details.

DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the Santa Fernwood Water and Sewer District

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant for $30,000 to the Santa Fernwood Water and Sewer District in Benewah County.

The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study and environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $60,000. The remaining $30,000 will be funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Craigmont

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant for $37,500 to the city of Craigmont in Lewis County.

The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $75,000. The remaining $37,500 will be funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the Camp Fire Inc., Kootenai County

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant for $20,000 to Garden Valley School District in Boise County.

The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study and environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $40,000. The remaining $20,000 will be funded by Garden Valley School District.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Cottonwood, Idaho County

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant for $51,960 to the city of Cottonwood in Idaho County.

The funds will be used to prepare a planning study and environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $103,920. The remaining $51,960 will be funded by the city of Cottonwood.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the Golf Club Estates Water Association, Inc., Bonner County

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a drinking water planning grant for $15,000 to the Golf Club Estates Water Association, Inc. in Bonner County.

The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $30,000. The remaining $15,000 will be funded by the Golf Club Estates Water Association Inc.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Homedale, Owyhee County

Monday, August 10, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant for $40,000 to the city of Homedale, in Owyhee County.

The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study and environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $80,000. The remaining $40,000 will be funded by the city of Homedale.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the city of Grand View, Owyhee County

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a drinking water planning grant for $27,500 to the city of Grand View in Owyhee County.

The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water facility plan and environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements.

The total eligible cost of the project is $70,606. The remaining $43,106 will be funded by the city of Grand View.

Staff Contact

MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov