DEQ seeks candidates to serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to fill three environmental representative positions on a committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues.

Applications will be accepted through Aug. 1.

The committee is comprised of representatives from environmental, farming, health, and tribal organizations, along with DEQ, Idaho State Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Currently the committee includes 11 members appointed to four-year terms by DEQ’s director. DEQ is seeking to recruit up to three members to represent environmental organizations on this committee.

The Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee was established by state law authorizing DEQ to manage the burning of crop residue on lands other than the five Indian reservations. The committee meets annually to review the Idaho crop residue burning program’s procedures, evaluate program performance during the most recently concluded burn season, and recommend program improvements.

To apply for a position on the committee, candidates should submit a letter or email indicating why they are interested in serving on the committee and their qualifications for the environmental representative membership positions.

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