In accordance with Governor Little’s Red Tape Reduction Act, Executive Order No. 2019-02, ISWCC has reviewed our existing rules to "identify costly, ineffective, or outdated regulations" for elimination. The Governor will approve the issuance of Temporary Rules for those rules deemed necessary to keep the State functioning effectively.
Rules to be Allowed to Expire
After meetings with staff from the Division of Financial Management (DFM), ISWCC has determined that two of our rules are not likely to be considered for extension and we have proposed that they be allowed to expire.
60.05.02 The Antidegradation Plan for Agriculture for the Idaho Soil Conservation Commission and Soil Conservation Districts. Reinstatement of this rule is not critical since it can be referenced in IDAPA 60.05.04 – Rules for Allocation of Funds to Conservation Districts, and in our District Reference Manual policy document.
60.05.03 Rules for Administration of Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share Program for Idaho. Reinstatement of this rule is not critical since the Water Quality Program for Agriculture has not received Legislative appropriations for close to ten years. The Commission has sought funding, and plans to continue to seek funding, for critical water quality project implementation. When funding is restored, these rules would be critical, however the Commission recognizes that absent program funding these rules are not now critical.
Rules to be Submitted for Reauthorization
ISWCC has requested the following rules be reauthorized, with minor adjustments, as Temporary and Proposed rules on June 30th, 2019.
Additional documents related to FY2019-20 ISWCC Omnibus Rulemaking:
- Notice of Omnibus Rulemaking - Fee Rule - Docket #60-0000-1900F
- Notice of Omnibus Rulemaking - Non-fee Rule - Docket #60-0000-1900
- Draft Omnibus Rulemaking Schedule (as of 5/20/2019)
The deadline for public comment is July 10, 2019.
You can submit written comments to:
Idaho Soil & Water Conservation Commission (ISWCC)
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0083
You can also e-mail them to the ISWCC Rules Review Officer, email@example.com
Or, you can reach her by phone at (208)332-1792.