Friday, December 04, 2020
BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today released the 2021 Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (IPDES) Permit Issuance Plan for the upcoming calendar year.
The plan provides the regulated community, US Environmental Protection Agency, and other state, federal, tribal, and interested entities with information on permits being worked on for the next two years. It also prioritizes the facilities with pending permit applications and/or administratively continued permits under the IPDES Program.
On July 1, 2020, DEQ assumed delegated authority for non-storm water discharge general permits in Idaho. DEQ also assumed delegated authority for municipal and non-municipal individual permits on July 1, 2018 and 2019, respectively.
With this change in permitting authority, non-storm water general permits for discharges into waters of the US in Idaho not on tribal land will be issued by DEQ in accordance with the phased implementation plan in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DEQ and EPA.
Permit Issuance Plan