Proposed Issuance of Discharge Permit for the Dworshak Reservoir Nutrient Supplementation Pilot Project in Idaho | Region 10 | US EPA

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Proposed Issuance of Discharge Permit for the Dworshak Reservoir Nutrient Supplementation Pilot Project in Idaho

About this Public Notice

Public Notice Issued:
March 23, 2011
Comments Due:
May 24, 2011
Technical Contacts:
Brian Nickel
(206) 553-6251

Applicant Contact:
Permit Number ID-002844-4
US Army Corps of Engineers
Walla Walla District
201 N. Third Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
Documents are available for review.

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The US Army Corps of Engineers proposes a nutrient supplementation pilot project. Nutrients, spefically nitrogen, would be added to Dworshak Reservoir.

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Tentative Determination

We have tentatively determined to issue the discharge permit to the above listed applicant.

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State Certification

This Notice will serve as Public Notice of the intent of the State of Idaho, Department of Environmental Quality to consider certifying that the subject discharges will comply with the applicable provisions of the Sections 208(e), 301, 302, 303, 306 and 307 of the Clean Water Act. The NPDES permit will not be issued until the certification requirements of Section 401 have been met.

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Public Comments

Persons wanting to comment on the draft permit or request that a public hearing be held, may do so in writing to EPA Region 10, Office of Water and Watersheds OWW-130, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101 or via email to by May 24, 2011. A request for a public hearing should name the issues raised as well as the requester's name, address and telephone number. All comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of the exact basis of any comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based.

Comments to Idaho Department of Environmental Quality: Persons wishing to comment on the request for Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the CWA, should submit written comments by May 24, 2011 to this address:

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Administrative Record

Documents available for download:

The proposed NPDES permit and other related documents are on file and may be inspected at the EPA Region 10 office any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The documents are also available at:
U.S. EPA Region 10
1200 6th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98101
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Lewiston Regional Office
1118 "F" Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
U.S. EPA Idaho Operations Office
1435 No. Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 378-5746
Copies and other information may be requested by writing to the EPA at the above addresses to the attention of the NPDES Permits Unit, by sending an e-mail to or by calling (206) 553-0523.
Disability Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact Audrey Washington at (206) 553-0523. TTY/TDD users please dial Washington Relay Service at 1 (800) 833-6388. Please provide one week advance notice for special requests not related to ongoing programs and services.

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