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DEQ seeks public comment on a proposed settlement action with the City of Priest River Drinking Water Facility

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks public comment on a proposed settlement action with the City of Priest River Drinking Water Facility for discharging to waters of the United States without a permit. This proposed settlement action may be amended or adjusted in the future, in which case DEQ may provide for additional public comment depending on the significance of changes.

The city owns and operates a drinking water facility in Priest River, Idaho, and does not have an Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) permit for the facility’s discharge of wastewater from its filter backwash operations.

DEQ prepared a compliance agreement schedule that directs the City to prepare a plan to cease discharge to waters of the United States and dispose of filter backwash in accordance with IDAPA 58.01.08 or prepare and implement a plan to discharge treated wastewater designed to meet state water quality standards. The city will be required to provide an implementation schedule for completing upgrades no later than December 31, 2021, and submit annual progress reports.

Written comments on the proposed settlement action will be accepted through February 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. MST.

The compliance agreement schedule is available for review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.) and on DEQ’s website (download at right).

Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or e-mail:
Brett Morrison
1410 N Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83706
brett.morrison@deq.idaho.gov

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Media Contact

IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Officer
Brett Morrison
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0269
brett.morrison@deq.idaho.gov

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Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program