DEQ seeks candidates to serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee

A field burn north of Grangeville.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to fill several vacancies for the committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues on lands other than the five Indian reservations.

Applications will be accepted through June 28.

The committee is comprised of members appointed to four-year terms by DEQ’s director. Membership includes representatives of environmental, farming, health, and tribal organizations, along with DEQ, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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 make recommendations for changes to DEQ’s director for consideration.

The following positions are currently open: environmental organizations (3), central Idaho grower (1), and eastern Idaho grower (1).

To apply for a position on the committee, candidates should submit a letter or e-mail indicating why they are interested in serving on the committee and their qualifications.

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