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DEQ to Host Public Workshops on Triennial Review of Idaho's Surface Water Quality Standards

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host three workshops to provide opportunities for public participation in the agency's triennial review of Idaho's surface water quality standards.


Section 303 of the federal Clean Water Act requires states to modify and improve their water quality standards at least once every three years.


DEQ has prepared a list of potential water quality standards topics for consideration (at right) and is inviting the public to review the topics and attend the workshops to discuss these and any other issues of concern.


Workshops will be held in Boise, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6 p.m.
DEQ State Office
Conference Room B
1410 N. Hilton, Boise


Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6 p.m.
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300, Pocatello


Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6 p.m.
DEQ Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway, Coeur d’Alene


Comments on the triennial review documents will be accepted following the workshops through June 30, 2017, at 5 p.m. MDT. A response to comments document and report of triennial review findings will then be prepared and posted to DEQ's website.


For more information, visit DEQ's triennial review webpage at or contact Jason Pappani, DEQ Water Quality Standards Lead, at (208) 373-0515 or


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