Proposed Reissuance of the Wastewater (NPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal feeding Operations in Idaho | Region 10 | US EPA

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Proposed Reissuance of the Wastewater (NPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal feeding Operations in Idaho

About Public Notice

Public Notice Issued:
November 16, 2009
Comments Due:
January 19, 2010
Technical Contact:
Nicholas Peak
1 (208) 378-5765


We are proposing to reissue a general permit (permit) for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the State of Idaho, including CAFOs located in Indian Country. As proposed, all animal feeding operations (AFOs) that meet the regulatory definition of a CAFO, discharge or propose to discharge into waters of the U.S. located in the State of Idaho, including water bodies in Indian Country, and are subject to 40 CFR Part 412 are eligible for coverage under the permit.

Tentative Determination

We have tentatively determined to reissue the permit.

State Certification

Before the permit is finalized, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) will have the opportunity to certify the permit under Section 401 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 1341. IDEQ may, as a condition of final certification, require that the proposed permit include more stringent limitations or monitoring requirements needed to comply with the CWA or State law. We are required to include any such limitation or requirement in the final permit.

Public Comments

Comments must be received in writing by January 19, 2010, to be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the permit. All comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter, a comment, and the relevant facts upon which it is based. All written comments and requests should be submitted to the attention of the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, 1200 Sixth Avenue, OWW-130, Seattle, WA 98101. Comments may also be submitted via email to

Document Availability

Documents available:

The proposed permit and Fact Sheet are also on file and may be inspected at EPA Region 10 offices at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Copies and other information may be requested by writing to the EPA at the above address to the attention of the NPDES Permits Unit, by calling Audrey Washington at 1-800-424-4372 (within Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington) or (206) 553-0523, or by e-mail at

The documents are also available at:
EPA Idaho Operations Office
1435 North Orchard Street
Boise, Idaho 83706
EPA Region 10 Office
1200 Sixth Avenue, OWW-130
Seattle, Washington 98101
Please contact Nicholas Peak at (208) 378-5765 for assistance.
Additional services are available to persons with disabilities by contacting one of the above EPA representatives. For those with impaired hearing or speech, please contact our telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) at (206) 553-1598.

Public Meetings

The public is invited to attend three public meetings that EPA is hosting to provide an overview of the permit and to answer questions. The meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

December 8, 2009
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Southeast Regional Office
1345 Barton Road
Pocatello, ID 83204
December 9, 2009
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Magic Valley Regional Office
324 South 417 East - Suite 1
Jerome, ID 83338
December 10, 2009
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Southwest Regional Office
3101 S. Powerline Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Public Hearings

Written comments receive as much consideration as oral comments at a public hearing. Persons wishing to request a public hearing should submit their written request by January 19, 2010 stating the issues to be raised as well as the requester’s name, address and telephone number to Nicholas Peak at the address above. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice will be published in the Federal Register, will be posted on our web site, and will be mailed to all interested persons receiving notice of availability of the draft permit.

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