November 8, 2021
BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today released the 2022 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 (EPA), 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 Bureau.
On July 1, 2021, DEQ assumed delegated authority for storm water and federal facility permits and biosolids facilities in Idaho. DEQ also assumed delegated authority for municipal, nonmunicipal, and general permits on July 1, 2018, 2019, and 2020, respectively. With this change in authority, biosolids implementation, storm water, and federal facility permits for discharges into waters of the United States in Idaho not on tribal land will be issued by DEQ in accordance with the phased implementation plan in the Memorandum of Agreement between DEQ and EPA.
IPDES Bureau Chief