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

Project Page

DEQ Research boat on Coeur d'Alene Lake.

Coming soon. This page will provide project updates.

Project Page

Image of Coeur d'Alene Lake sunset.

Coming soon. This page will provide project updates.

Project Page

Image of a sunset at Coeur d'Alene Lake

Coming soon. This page will provide project updates.

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