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DEQ Seeks Candidates to Serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee

Wednesday, May 11, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to fill four vacancies on a committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues.

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 is comprised of 14 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 and evaluate program performance during the most recently concluded burn season.

The following positions are currently open: environmental organization, north Idaho grower, south-central Idaho grower, and health professional.

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, their qualifications, and the specific membership position they would like to fill.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 3, 2016.

Submit questions and/or communication of interest to:

Morrie Lewis
DEQ State Office
Air Quality Division
1410 N Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 373-0495

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