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DEQ seeks comment on proposed Idaho Power Company settlement

BOISE — On April 7, 2022, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) filed complaints in Ada, Gooding, Jerome, Owyhee, Power, Twin Falls, and Valley counties against Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power) for violations of the Clean Water Act at 15 hydroelectric projects located on the Snake River or its tributaries.

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DEQ awards $34,250 to the city of Potlatch in Latah County

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a $34,250 wastewater planning grant to the city of Potlatch in Latah County. The grant is funded from the $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Governor Little directed to DEQ on August 6, 2021.

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DEQ extends Sustainable Materials Management grant deadline

BOISE — Due to an anticipated increase in funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is extending the deadline for project submissions for the previously announced Sustainable Materials Management Grant application.

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DEQ awards $169,600 in planning grants to Panorama Hills Water Company, Moore Water and Sewer Association, Inc., and cities of Notus, Paul, Rupert, and Ririe

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of six planning grants to Panorama Hills Water Company, Moore Water and Sewer Association, Inc., and cities of Notus, Paul, Rupert, and Ririe, to assist with drinking water and wastewater facility planning studies.

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Public reminded to refrain from nonessential open burning

BOISE—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) remind the public to refrain from nonessential residential open burning activities as Idaho continues to make progress to rebound from the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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