Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

DEQ seeks candidates to serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee

Monday, May 11, 2020

BOISE—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to serve on the Crop Residue Burning (CRB) Advisory Committee.

The CRB Advisory Committee provides input to DEQ on crop residue burning issues across Idaho and is comprised of 14 members from environmental, farming, health, and tribal organizations. The committee also includes staff from DEQ, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The CRB Advisory Committee was established by state law
authorizing DEQ to manage the burning of crop residue on lands other than the five Indian reservations.

Current vacancies include a grower representative from northern Idaho, a health professional representative, and three environmental representatives. DEQ’s director appoints members to a four-year term.

The committee meets annually to review program procedures, evaluate performance during the most recently concluded burn season, and recommend improvements.

To apply for a position, submit a letter or email indicating why you are interested and outline your qualifications for the representative position.

Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2020.

Submit questions or application materials to Mark Boyle:

2110 Ironwood Parkway

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 666-4607


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Smoke Management Supervisor
Mark Boyle
DEQ Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 666-4607