Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.11.006 - POLICIES

Current through August 30, 2021

It is the intent of the Department to implement, through this rule, the following policies from the Protection and Prevention Sections of the Idaho Ground Water Quality Plan, adopted by the legislature, 1992 Session Law, Chapter 310, Page 922. These policies are: (7-1-21)T

01. Ground Water Quality Protection. It is the policy of the state of Idaho to maintain and protect the existing high quality of the state's ground water. (7-1-21)T
02. Existing and Projected Future Beneficial Uses. The policy of the state of Idaho is that existing and projected future beneficial uses of ground water shall be maintained and protected, and degradation that would impair existing and projected future beneficial uses of ground water and interconnected surface water shall not be allowed. (7-1-21)T
03. Categorization of Ground Water. The policy of the state of Idaho is to provide differential protection for the state's ground water resources. A ground water categorization system should be established for aquifers or portions of aquifers. The categorization system should be based on vulnerability of the ground water, existing and projected future beneficial uses of the ground water, existing quality of the ground water, and social and economic considerations. (7-1-21)T
04. Ground Water Quality Standards. The policy of the state of Idaho is to establish ground water quality standards for biological, radiological, and chemical constituents. (7-1-21)T
05. Prevention of Ground Water Contamination. The policy of the state of Idaho is to prevent contamination of ground water from all regulated and nonregulated sources of contamination to the maximum extent practical. (7-1-21)T
06. Mining. The policy of the state of Idaho is to protect ground water and allow for the extraction of minerals above and within ground water. (7-1-21)T

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