DEQ seeks comment on draft 401 water quality certification for Parma Siding Extension Project

Accepting comments from August 11, 2022, through September 1, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on the draft 401 water quality certification for Parma Siding Extension Project.

The Parma Siding Extension Project proposes to extend the existing siding track on the Huntington Subdivision in Parma, Idaho. Construction for the proposed extension would occur 0.01-miles northwest of the US-95 intersection with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and would extend to 1.34-miles southeast of the US-95 and UPRR intersection. Impacts to waters of the state are mostly limited to wetlands identified in the project area. The proposed project would result in an estimated 0.94-acres of permanent and 1.69-acres of temporary impacts to jurisdictional wetlands. Field surveys also identified three man-made waterways in the project area, but no impacts will occur as a result of construction. Proposed construction primarily consists of fill placement and grading, including rip rap placement for culverts. Temporary impacts consist of temporary construction staging workspaces in and around the project area.

Based upon its review of the certification request in accordance with the Clean Water Act § 121.5 (b) and (c), 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 the Clean Water Act §§ 301, 302, 303, 306, and 307, Idaho’s “Water Quality Standards” (IDAPA 58.01.02), and other appropriate water quality requirements of state law.

Written comments will be accepted through September 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. MST. Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Chase Cusack
1445 N Orchard St.,
Boise, Idaho 83706
(208) 373-0490
Chase.Cusack@deq.idaho.gov

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Public invited to submit comments on proposed changes to the regulatory framework for the Institutional Controls Program at the Bunker Hill Superfund Site

Accepting comments through August 26, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Panhandle Health District (PHD), and Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission (BEIPC) Citizen Coordinating Council (CCC) are seeking comment on proposed changes to the regulatory framework for the Institutional Controls Program (ICP) at the Bunker Hill Superfund Site.

The ICP is a local program designed to ensure the integrity of protective barriers placed over contaminants left behind from legacy mining.

The PHD office in Kellogg has managed the ICP for over 25 years under health district rules. However, due to regulatory changes introduced during the 2021 legislative session, DEQ and PHD are working collaboratively to draft a statute, which DEQ would sponsor, to provide a more permanent solution for the ICP regulatory framework.

Under the proposed statute, the ICP would move under DEQ’s authority while PHD would continue to administer the program locally. This would maintain the program as-is with no major day-to-day changes in how the ICP operates. Additional information is available on DEQ’s Bunker Hill Superfund Site web page.

Comments will be accepted through August 26, 2022, at 5 pm PST. Submit comments using the form below or via email to Andy.Helkey@deq.idaho.gov.

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DEQ seeks comment on proposed expedited settlement action and consent order with The Pointe at Meridian, LLC

Accepting comments from August 2, 2022, through September 1, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a proposed settlement action and consent order with The Pointe at Meridian, LLC for violations of the 2022 construction general permit for discharges from construction activities.

The Pointe at Meridian, LLC obtained coverage under Permit IDR1002KU as an operator at the Inglewood Subdivision – Phase I in Meridian, Idaho. DEQ alleges The Pointe at Meridian, LLC failed to comply with all applicable conditions of the perit.

DEQ prepared an expedited settlement agreement and consent order directing The Pointe at Meridian, LLC to resolve the violations and either pay a civil penalty or request a compliance conference. The Pointe at Meridian, LLC has made payment in full for the civil penalty of $1,625, signed the consent order, and resolved all violations.

The draft settlement action and consent order are available for public review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 North Hilton Street) and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Written comments will be accepted through September 1, 2022, at 5 pm MST. Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Brett Morrison
IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Officer
1410 N Hilton Street
Boise, Idaho 83706
Brett.Morrison@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit for Mayfield Springs

Accepting comments from August 1, 2022, through August 31, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality seeks comment on a draft water reuse permit for Mayfield Springs.

Mayfield Springs is a 760-acre planned community located north of the Interstate 84 corridor, immediately east of the boundary between Ada County and Elmore County. As part of the development, a wastewater treatment facility will be located in the southwest corner of the planned community. The Mayfield Springs development is owned by Westpark Companies, Inc. The collection system, facility, ground water recharge basins, and irrigation distribution system will be owned and maintained by Mayfield Sewer and Water Corporation.

The proposed reuse area consists of irrigated common areas throughout the development and school playfields. Recycled water will also be used for ground water recharge via discharge to ground water recharge basins located at the wastewater treatment facility site to the north and east.

Based on the information provided in the permit application and associated technical report, DEQ Staff recommend the reuse permit be issued to Mayfield Sewer and Water Corporation to operate the facility for a period of six years.

The application materials are available for review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N Hilton St), at DEQ’s Boise Regional Office (1445 N Orchard St), and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Written comments will be accepted through August 31, 2022, at 5 pm MST. Submit comments using the form below or by mail or email to:

Jessie Sherburne
Water Quality Scientist
1445 N Orchard St
Boise, ID 83706
Jessie.Sherburne@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on proposed expedited settlement action with IDACS, LLC

Accepting comments from July 20, 2022, through August 19, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is providing notice of a proposed settlement action and consent order with IDACS, LLC for violations of the 2022 Construction General Permit for Discharge Activities.

IDACS, LLC obtained coverage under Permit IDR10C03G as an operator at North Ranch, D & B Supply in Meridian, Idaho. DEQ alleges IDACS, LLC failed to comply with all applicable conditions of the permit.

DEQ prepared an expedited settlement agreement and consent order directing IDACS, LLC to resolve the violations and either pay a civil penalty or request a compliance conference. IDACS, LLC has made payment in full for the civil penalty of $1265, signed the consent order, and has resolved all violations.

The consent order is available for review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.) and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Written comments will be accepted through August 19, 2022, at 5 pm MST. Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email:

Brett Morrison
IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Officer
1410 N Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83706
Brett.Morrison@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on proposed expedited settlement action with Dover Bay Development, Inc

Accepting comments from July 19, 2022, through August 18, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is providing notice of a proposed settlement action and consent order with Dover Bay Development, Inc. for violations of the 2017 General Permit for Discharges from Construction Activities.

Dover Bay Development obtained coverage under Permit IDR10023V as an operator at Dover Bay Block 4A-1 Development in Dover, Idaho. DEQ alleges Dover Bay Development, Inc. failed to comply with all applicable conditions of the permit.

DEQ prepared an expedited settlement agreement and consent order directing Dover Bay Development, Inc. to resolve the violations and either pay a civil penalty or request a compliance conference. Dover Bay Development, Inc. has made payment in full for the civil penalty of $1,350.00 and signed the consent order.

The consent order is available for review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.) and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Written comments will be accepted through August 18, 2022, at 5 pm MST. Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email:

Nicole Deinarowicz
IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Officer
1410 N Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83706
Nicole.Deinarowicz@deq.idaho.gov

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DEQ seeks comment on proposed expedited settlement action with Harvest Hills Development Corporation

Accepting comments from July 19, 2022, through August 18, 2022.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is providing notice of a proposed settlement action and consent order with Harvest Hills Development Corporation for violations of the 2017 General Permit for Discharges from Construction Activities.

Harvest Hills Development Corporation obtained coverage under Permit IDR1000FV as an operator at Harvest Hills Addition Phase 1 in Moscow, Idaho. DEQ alleges Harvest Hills Development Corporation failed to comply with all applicable conditions of the Permit.

DEQ prepared an expedited settlement agreement and consent order directing Harvest Hills Development Corporation to resolve the violations and either pay a civil penalty or request a compliance conference. Harvest Hills Development Corporation has made payment in full for the civil penalty of $1,100 and signed the consent order.

The consent order is available for review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.) and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Written comments will be accepted through August 18, 2022, at 5 pm MST. Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email:

Nicole Deinarowicz
IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Officer
1410 N Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83706
Nicole.Deinarowicz@deq.idaho.gov

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