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Public Notice: Proposed Wastewater Permit for City of Burley Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant in Idaho

Publish Date: 05/15/2019


The EPA is proposing to reissue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to the City of Burley Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant in Idaho.

The City of Burley operates an industrial wastewater treatment plant which provides secondary treatment for wastewaters from the Burley-Heyburn Industrial Park.

Three facilities currently discharge industrial waste to the facility:

  • Gem State Processing, a potato dehydration facility.
  • High Desert Milk, Inc., a milk processing facility producing powder and milk products.
  • Gossner Foods, a cheese plant.

The facility does not treat municipal wastewater.

The design flow of the wastewater treatment plant is 2.4 million gallons per day (mgd). The effluent from the facility is discharged to the Snake River.

Tentative Determination

The Region 10 office of the EPA has tentatively determined to issue a discharge permit to the City of Burley.

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.

Administrative Record

Electronic copies of the draft permit and technical fact sheet are available under "Related Documents" below.

The draft permit and other related documents may also be reviewed at the EPA Region 10 office in Seattle between 8:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday:

U.S. EPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 155
Seattle, Washington, 98101

Copies and other information may be requested by writing to the EPA at the above address to the attention of the NPDES Permits Unit, or by contacting Audrey Washington (, (206) 553‑0523.

Copies of the draft permit and fact sheet are also on file at the following locations:

EPA Idaho Operations Office
950 W Bannock, Suite 900
Boise, ID 83702

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
​Twin Falls, ID 83301

Disability Reasonable Accomodation

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call John Drabek at 206-553-1389 (voice). 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.

Applicant or Respondent

City of Burley Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant
999 East Railroad Avenue
Burley, ID 83318

Permit #: ID0000663

Related Documents

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