DEQ seeks comment on draft finding of no significant impact determination for the Laclede Water District drinking water improvement project

Accepting comments from October 13, 2021, through October 29, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comment on a draft finding of no significant impact (FONSI) determination for the Laclede Water District drinking water improvement project.

The purpose of the proposed project is to address system deficiencies with the water system intake, treatment, and distribution. The proposed project involves replacing existing intake pumps with two new pumps totaling 365 gallons per minute,, installing a new radio telemetry system, upgrading existing control panels, adding a backup generator, installing a new ultrafiltration membrane water treatment plant in a new building at
the existing treatment site, among other upgrades.

Written comments will be accepted through October 29, 2021, at 5 p.m. MDT. Submit comments using the form below or by mail or email to:

LaDonn Kaylor
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Water Quality Division, Grants and Loans Program
1410 North Hilton
Boise, Idaho 83706
LaDonn.Kaylor@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft 401 water quality certification for Eastside Drive bridge replacement

Accepting comments from October 5, 2021, through October 26, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft 401 water quality certification for the Eastside Drive bridge replacement.

Valley County Road and Bridge is proposing to replace the Eastside Drive Bridge over the North Fork Payette River in Valley County, Idaho. The project will remove and replace the existing two-span, single-lane bridge with a new single span structure with two lanes of travel. Minor realignment of the existing approaches is anticipated to meet roadway geometric standards. In addition, the project will replace one arch culvert, west of the bridge.

Based upon its review of the certification request, received on September 16, 2021,, DEQ certifies that if the permittee complies with the terms and conditions imposed by the permit and 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 (IDAPA 58.01.02), and other appropriate water quality requirements of state law.

Written comments will be accepted through October 26, 2021, at 5 p.m. MDT. Submit comments by mail or email to:

Kati Carberry
Boise Regional Office
Water Quality Analyst
Kati.Carberry@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES construction general permit

Accepting comments from October 1, 2021, through November 1, 2021.

BOISE– The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit for storm water discharges from construction projects of one acre or greater.

The draft permit would authorize the discharge of storm water and some non-storm water from construction projects of one acre or more within the state of Idaho for five years. The permit identifies the pollutants of concern, the required limits for each pollutant or parameter, and monitoring and reporting requirements necessary to ensure compliance with the permit and protect human health and the environment.

Written comments on the draft permit and fact sheet will be accepted through November 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. MDT. The draft permit and fact sheet are available for public review at DEQ’s state office (1410 N. Hilton St.), DEQ’s Regional Offices (Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello), and on DEQ’s website. A public meeting may be held, if requested in writing, by October 15, 2021.

Comments and questions regarding this process should be directed to Michael Snider, or on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Comments should address water quality considerations and include supporting materials where available. Comments should also reference the construction general permit and permit number (IDR100000).

Michael Snider
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
michael.snider@deq.idaho.gov

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

Lori Flook
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Lori.Flook@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft Class 3 permit modification of the hazardous waste storage and treatment partial permit for the liquid waste management system at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center at the Idaho National Laboratory

Accepting comments from September 28, 2021, through November 12, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is seeking comment on a draft Class 3 permit modification for the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center at the Idaho National Laboratory.

The draft modification would allow for the replacement of the sintered metal filter elements in the process gas filter with ceramic filter elements, modifications to the wet and dry radiological decontamination systems, addition of 36 new thermocouples to the shell of the carbon reduction reformer, and several other changes to the operation and design of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit.

Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted through November 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. MDT.

The draft permit, fact sheet, and public notice are available for public review at DEQ’s state office (1410 N. Hilton St.) and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page.

Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Brian English
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Waste and Remediation Division
1410 North Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0502
brian.english@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ announces public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on draft T1 permit for Clearwater Paper Corporation—Pulp and Paperboard Division and Consumer Products Division

Accepting comments from September 28, 2021, through October 28, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a public comment period and an opportunity for a public hearing for a draft Tier 1 operating permit for Clearwater Paper Corporation—Pulp and Paperboard Division and Consumer Products Division.

Clearwater Paper Corporation, located at 803 Mill Road in Lewiston, Idaho, is a manufacturer of paper products and is classified as a major facility, as defined by the “Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho” (IDAPA 58.01.01.008.10.c).

As a major facility, Clearwater Paper Corporation is required to apply for a Tier I operating permit pursuant to IDAPA 58.01.01.301. The two divisions are considered one singe Tier I major facility and the permit is issued in two sections, one section is for the Pulp and Paper Division and the other for the Consumer Products Division. The draft permit establishes facility-wide requirements in accordance with the Idaho State Implementation Plan control strategy and IDAPA 58.01.01.

To request a public hearing, contact Whitney Rowley on or before October 13, 2021. Requests should include a brief statement explaining why a public hearing on the air quality aspects of the project would be beneficial. The meeting location will be accessible to persons with disabilities, and language translators will be made available upon request. Requests for these accommodations must be made no later than five days prior to the meeting date.

For technical assistance on questions concerning this project or the permitting process, contact Chris Duerschner at (208) 373-0502 or Chris.Duerschner@deq.idaho.gov.

Staff Contact

Whitney Rowley
DEQ Air Quality Program
(208) 373-0440
whitney.rowley@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft 401 water quality certification for Ross Point Recreation site development

Accepting comments from September 27, 2021, through October 18, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft 401 water quality certification for Ross Point Recreation site development.

The purpose of the project is to create a day-use recreation site for the public, including non-motorized access to the river. Approximately 188 linear feet of the bank will be impacted by bank stabilization and construction of a pier, aluminum gangway, and dock. Bank stabilization will include the removal and replacement of existing riprap. Approximately 371 cubic yards of fill material will be placed. The slopes will be re-graded, and boulders and angular basalt will be placed with vegetative plantings between the rocks. Construction along the bank is proposed to be conducted in dry conditions during winter drawdown. The site-wide construction window is estimated at one year, from September 2021 to July 2022. The applicant proposes the
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality §401 Water Quality Certification implementation of several Best Management Practices to protect the river from receiving sediment impacts during and after construction.

Based upon its review of the certification request and related project documents, received on September 1, 2021, DEQ certifies that if the permittee complies with the terms and conditions imposed by the permit and 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 (IDAPA 58.01.02), and other appropriate water quality requirements of state law.

Written comments will be accepted through October 18, 2021, at 5 p.m. PDT. Submit comments by mail or email to:

Chantilly Higbee
Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
Compliance Officer
Chantilly.Higbee@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES permit for the city of Troy’s WWTP

Accepting comments from September 22, 2021, through October 22, 2021.

TROY – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit for the city of Troy’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

The city applied for a wastewater discharge permit for its wastewater treatment facility, located at 4008 Highway 8, in Troy, Idaho.

The draft permit would authorize the discharge of treated municipal wastewater year round to West Fork Little Bear Creek for the five years from the effective date. The permit identifies the pollutants of concern and the required limits for each pollutant or parameter, and monitoring and reporting requirements necessary to ensure compliance with the permit and protect human health and the environment.

Written comments on the draft permit and fact sheet will be accepted through October 22 at 5 p.m. 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 October 6, 2021.

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

Jonathan Drygas
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
jonathan.drygas@deq.idaho.gov

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

Lori Flook
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Lori.Flook@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES permit for the city of Deary WWTP

Accepting comments from September 22, 2021, through October 22, 2021.

DEARY – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit for the city of Deary wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

The city applied for a wastewater discharge permit for its wastewater treatment facility, located at 1010-1012 Highway 9 in Deary, Idaho.

The draft permit would authorize the discharge of treated municipal wastewater year-round to Mount Deary Creek for duration of the permit. The permit identifies the pollutants of concern and the required limits for each pollutant or parameter, and monitoring and reporting requirements necessary to ensure compliance with the permit and protect human health and the environment.

Written comments on the draft permit and fact sheet will be accepted through October 22, 2021, at 5 p.m. 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 St., Lewiston, ID 83501), and on DEQ’s website. A public meeting may be held, if requested in writing, by October 6, 2021.

Comments and questions regarding this process should be directed to Jonathan Drygas on on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Comments should address water quality considerations and include supporting materials where available. Comments should also reference the city of Deary WWTP and permit number (ID0020788).

Jonathan Drygas
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Jonathan.Drygas@deq.idaho.gov

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

Lori Flook
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Lori.Flook@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES permit for the Idaho Wildlife and Water Quality Group Mason Creek Activated Wetland Pilot Project

Accepting comments from September 12, 2021, through October 13, 2021.

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit for the Mason Creek Activated Wetland Pilot Project.

The Idaho Wildlife and Water Quality Group applied for a wastewater discharge permit for its wastewater treatment facility, located at 1904 Mason Creek Road in Caldwell, Idaho.

The proposed permit would authorize the discharge of treated industrial wastewater January 1 to December 31 for five years. The permit identifies the pollutants of concern and the required limits for each pollutant or parameter, and monitoring and reporting requirements necessary to ensure compliance with the permit and protect human health and the environment.

Written comments on the draft permit and fact sheet will be accepted through Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. MDT. The draft permit and fact sheet are available for public review at DEQ’s state office (1410 N. Hilton St.), DEQ’s Boise Regional Office (1445 N. Orchard, Boise, Idaho), and on DEQ’s website. A public meeting may be held, if requested in writing, by September 21, 2021.

Comments and questions regarding this process should be directed to Rakael Pope, or at on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Comments should address water quality considerations and include supporting materials where available. Comments should also reference the Mason Creek Activated Wetland Pilot Project and permit number ID0030031.

Rakael Pope

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Email: Rakael.Pope@deq.idaho.gov

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

Lori Flook
Surface & Wastewater Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID  83706
Email: Lori.Flook@deq.idaho.gov

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