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Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Guidance Development

Guidance development initiated to implement IDAPA 58.01.25 “Rules Regulating the Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program”

Status

The next guidance development meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Overview

This guidance development has been initiated to implement IDAPA 58.01.25 "Rules Regulating the Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program". These guidance documents will clarify implementation of rules promulgated under a new DEQ rule chapter.

In order to gain approval of the program, DEQ must have rules in place that meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and federal regulations. These rules establish procedures for submitting permit applications, writing and issuing IPDES permits, filing appeals, fee structures, developing general permits, and other required components of an NPDES program. DEQ negotiated certain elements of the IPDES program including the permit application process, the appeals process, the fee structure, and compliance enforcement with IPDES permits. With respect to required NPDES program components, federal regulations have been incorporated by reference into the proposed rules.

The technical guidance committee will help DEQ staff prepare guidance documents related to the implementation of IDAPA 58.01.25. Topics discussed may include applying for and composing permits, collecting and submitting information for individual or general discharge permits, and documenting procedures, practices, and requirements for permit writers.

Method of Participation

Those interested in participating in the guidance development are encouraged to attend the scheduled meeting at one of the following locations. Additional meetings will be scheduled. The meeting locations will be connected by telephone and web conferencing. Individuals interested in participating by telephone and web conferencing should contact Troy Smith by the date provided in the table below. For those who cannot participate by attending the meetings, written comments may be submitted to Troy Smith by e-mail or fax to (208) 373-0576.

*ORIGINATING LOCATION – LIVE MEETING*
June 7, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DEQ State Office
Conference Rooms A and B
1410 N. Hilton, Boise
*TELEPHONE AND WEB CONFERENCE LOCATIONS*
DEQ Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
DEQ Idaho Falls Regional Office
900 N. Skyline Drive, Suite B
Idaho Falls, Idaho
DEQ Lewiston Regional Office
1118 "F" St.
Lewiston, Idaho
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, Idaho
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, Idaho
 

Previous Meetings

Presentations

April 26, 2017

March 7, 2017

January 19, 2016

December 15, 2016

November 15, 2016

October 7, 2016

August 23, 2016

July 19, 2016

June 21, 2016

May 23, 2016

April 26, 2016

April 1, 2016

March 4, 2016

February 5, 2016

January 5, 2016

December 2, 2015

Meeting Agendas

April 26, 2017 - Agenda
March 7, 2017 -
Agenda
January 19, 2017 -
Agenda
December 15, 2016 -
Agenda
November 15, 2016 -
Agenda
October 7, 2016 -
Agenda
August 23, 2016 -
Agenda
July 19, 2016 -
Agenda
June 21, 2016 -
Agenda
May 23, 2016 -
Agenda
April 26, 2016 -
Agenda
April 1, 2016 -
Agenda
March 4, 2016 -
Agenda
February 18, 2016 -
Agenda
February 5, 2016 - Agenda
January 5, 2016 -
Agenda
December 2, 2015 -
Agenda

Other Meeting Materials

February 23, 2017, Workgroup Meeting Materials

Public Comment Opportunities

Submit all written comments by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Troy Smith
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
1410 N. Hilton, Boise, ID 83706
Fax: (208) 373-0576, troy.smith@deq.idaho.gov

Public Comment Period on April 26, 2017 Guidance Development Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 2 — Sector-Specific Information 04/19/17 04/26/17 05/03/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 2 – Sector Specific Information (Draft Outline) 04/19/17 04/26/17 05/03/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Guidance 04/19/17 04/26/17 05/03/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Draft Outline 04/19/17 04/26/17 05/03/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Enforcement Response Guide 04/19/17 04/26/17 05/10/17

Review Documents

Public Comment Period on March 7, 2017 Guidance Development Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 2 — Sector-Specific Information 03/01/17 03/07/17 03/14/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 2 – Sector Specific Information (Draft Outline) 03/01/17 03/07/17 03/14/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Guidance 03/01/17 03/07/17 03/14/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Draft Outline 03/01/17 03/07/17 03/14/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information - Sections 9, 10, and 12 03/01/17 03/07/17 03/21/17

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Idaho Conservation League 03/14/17
KC Harvey 03/16/17
KC Harvey 03/16/17
Association of Idaho Cities 03/20/17
Submitted by Date Received

Public Comment Period on January 19, 2017 Effluent Limit Development Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Guidance 01/12/17 01/19/17 01/26/17
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Draft Outline 01/12/17 01/19/17 01/26/17

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
EPA Region 10 01/29/17

Public Comment Period on November 15, 2016 Effluent Limit Development Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Guidance 11/07/16 11/15/16 11/22/16
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Draft Outline 11/07/16 11/15/16 11/22/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Association of Idaho Cities 11/28/16
City of Meridian and HDR 11/22/16
City of Meridian and HDR - Resubmission of comments provided on March 17, 2016 11/22/16
EPA
11/18/16

Public Comment Period on October 7, 2016 Effluent Limit Development Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Guidance 09/30/16 10/07/16 10/14/16
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Effluent Limit Development Draft Outline 09/30/16 10/07/16 10/14/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Association of Idaho Cities 10/20/16
EPA, Region 10
10/14/16
Clearwater Paper 10/14/16
City of Meridian and HDR 10/14/16

Public Comment Period on July 19, 2016 Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information 07/12/16 07/19/16 07/26/16
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Program Description 07/12/16 07/19/16 08/11/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
EPA (User's Guide) 07/26/16
EPA (Program Description) 08/11/16

Public Comment Period on June 21, 2016 Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information (The public comment period will focus on new Section 9, the glossary, Appendices C and D, and revisions to Sections 1-8 and 10-11 that are highlighted in yellow)

06/16/16 06/21/16 06/28/16
EPA Region 10 and DEQ NPDES Memorandum of Agreement 06/16/16 06/21/16 06/28/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Association of Idaho Cities (User's Guide) 06/16/16
EPA (User's Guide) 06/28/16
Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (Memorandum of Agreement) 06/28/16

Public Comment Period on May 23, 2016 Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information (The public comment period will focus on new Sections 10 and 11, and revisions to Sections 1-8 that are highlighted in yellow)

05/16/16 05/23/16 05/31/16
Idaho Pollution Discharge Elimination System Compliance Monitoring Strategy - Draft 05/16/16   06/15/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Don Smith 05/31/16

Public Comment Period on April 26, 2016 Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information (The public comment period will focus on new Sections 7 and 8 and revisions to Sections 1-6 that are highlighted in yellow)

04/20/16 04/26/16 05/03/16
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Enforcement Response Guide 04/20/16 04/26/16 05/19/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
MWH Global (Enforcement Response Guide) 05/19/16
EPA (Enforcement Response Guide) 05/19/16
Idaho Conservation League 05/03/16
MWH Global 05/03/16
Association of Idaho Cities 05/05/16
Don Smith 05/31/16

Public Comment Period on April 1, 2016 Guidance Document

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information (The public comment period will focus on the new Section 6 and Appendix B, and revisions to previous sections highlighted in yellow)

Revised Section 6.3

04/01/16 04/01/16 04/08/16

Review Document

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Association of Idaho Cities 04/08/16

Public Comment Period on March 4, 2016 Guidance Document

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information 02/26/16 03/04/16 03/11/16

Review Document

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
EPA Region 10 03/11/16

Public Comment Period on Effluent Limit and Reasonable Potential Analysis Guidance Development

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
DEQ Decision Analysis Report 2, Appendix 4: Guidance for Water Quality-Based Effluent Limits (2002) 02/18/16 02/18/16 03/17/16
EPA Technical Support Document (TSD) for Water Quality-Based Toxics Control (1991) 02/18/16 02/18/16 03/17/16
Any other existing guidance, analyses, permits, or information that DEQ should consider. 02/18/16 02/18/16 03/17/16

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
EPA Region 10 03/17/16
City of Meridian 03/17/16
Idaho Conservation League 03/17/16
Association of Idaho Cities 03/30/16

Public Comment Period on February 5, 2016 Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information (Sections 1-4) 02/08/16 02/05/16 02/12/16

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
McCain Foods 02/08/16
Idaho Conservation League 02/08/16
EPA Region 10 02/11/16
Association of Idaho Cities 02/15/16

Public Comment Period on January 5, 2016 Guidance Documents

Designation Criteria and Selection Process for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems 01/08/16 01/05/16 01/15/16
Public Participation in the IPDES Permitting Process 01/08/16 01/05/16 01/15/16
Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
Clearwater Paper 01/06/16
Mike Settell 01/11/16
Association of Idaho Cities 01/25/16

Public Comment Period on December 2, 2015 Guidance Documents

Guidance Document Date Posted Date of Meeting Discussion Written Comment Deadline
Public Participation in the IPDES Permitting Process 12/01/15 12/02/15 12/16/15
Designation Criteria and Selection Process for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems 12/01/15 12/02/15 12/16/15
IPDES Permitting/Permit Writers' Manual 12/01/15 12/02/15 12/16/15

Review Documents

Written Public Comments

Submitted by Date Received
EPA 12/16/15
Association of Idaho Cities 12/24/15

 


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Staff Contacts

IPDES Program Manager
Mary Anne Nelson
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0291
mary.anne.nelson@deq.idaho.gov

IPDES Rules/Guidance Coordinator
Troy Smith
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0488
troy.smith@deq.idaho.gov

Final Guidance Documents

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: User's Guide to Permitting and Compliance Volume 1 — General Information (April 2017)

Idaho Pollution Discharge Elimination System Compliance Monitoring Strategy (July 2016)

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Enforcement Response Guide (June 2016)

Designation Criteria and Selection Process for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (February 2016)

Public Participation in the Permitting Process (February 2016)

Additional Information

EPA Compliance Monitoring Strategy, 2014

Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) Enforcement Response Guide

Related Pages

Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Docket No. 58-0125-1401 - Final Rule