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Revision to Idaho Air Quality Plan for Agricultural Residue Burning


  • For technical information, contact Mike McGown (mcgown.michael@epa.gov), 208-378-5764.
  • For press inquiries, contact Mark MacIntyre (macintyre.mark@epa.gov), 206-553-7302.

EPA's Proposed Approval

On January 11, 2018, the EPA signed its proposed approval of Idaho’s request to revise the State Implementation Plan (SIP) in regard to agricultural residue burning.

The EPA’s proposed approval finds that Idaho’s requested SIP revision meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

If approved as proposed, the revision would give Idaho more flexibility in declaring burning days, allowing them to burn on more good smoke dispersion days than previously allowed under the existing SIP.

The Federal Register notice and Technical Support Document contain detailed information on our proposed action.

Public Comments

EPA’s proposed action includes a 30-day public comment period ending February 21, 2018. Following the close of the public comment period and evaluation of the comments received, the EPA will make a final determination on the request.