DEQ seeks comment on draft 401 water quality certification for Army Corps of Engineers Regional General Permit – Emergency

Accepting comments from July 22, 2021, through August 12, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on the Army Corps of Engineers Regional General Permit – Emergency. The RGP-E authorizes temporary work and/or the temporary discharge of dredged or fill material associated with emergency conditions and is restricted to those necessary during the emergency to prevent the loss of life, significant loss of property, and significant economic hardship. These activities will occur to restore, repair, and/or stabilize features that have been damaged, destroyed, or are in imminent danger of failing. Any work authorized by the RGP-E must be the minimum necessary to alleviate the immediate emergency.

Based upon its review of the Regional General Permit – Emergency (RGP-E), publicly noticed on June 11, 2021, DEQ certifies that if the permittee complies with the terms and conditions imposed by the Army Corps of Engineers permit along with the conditions set forth in this water quality certification, then it is reasonable for DEQ to conclude that the activity will comply with water quality requirements, including applicable requirements of Sections 301, 302, 303, 306, and 307 of the Clean Water Act, the Idaho Water Quality Standards (WQS) (IDAPA 58.01.02), and other appropriate water quality requirements of state law.

Written comments will be accepted through August 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. MDT.  Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Elizabeth Spelsberg
1410 N. Hilton St., Boise, ID
Boise, ID 83706
Elizabeth.Spelsberg@deq.idaho.gov

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