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Environment and Natural Resources Section Legal Resources

Please Note: While these websites provide helpful information about environmental and natural resources law issues, they are not intended as legal advice nor to take the place of individualized advice from a competent attorney about your particular issue.

Water
  • Idaho Water Law, Title 42  https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/42FTOC.html
  • Idaho Irrigation Districts, Title 43 https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/43FTOC.html
  • Idaho Water Resources IDAPA Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa37/37index.htm
  • Idaho Water Quality Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa58/0102.pdf
  • Idaho Drinking Water Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa58/0108.pdf
  • Idaho Wastewater Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa58/0116.pdf
  • Idaho DEQ Water Quality Program  https://www.deq.idaho.gov/water/prog_issues.cfm
  • Idaho Water Supply Information https://www.idwr.idaho.gov/water/supply/supply.htm
  • IDL Navigable Waters https://www.idl.idaho.gov/bureau/smr/smr_index.htm
  • Idaho Department of Water Resources https://www.idwr.idaho.gov/
  • Snake River Basin Adjudication https://www.srba.state.id.us/
  • Idaho Power https://www.idahopower.com/
  • Idaho Rivers United https://www.idahorivers.org/
  • Idaho Water Users Association https://www.iwua.org/
  • Clean Water Act (Title 33) https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title33/chapter26_.html
  • Clean Water Act Laws, Rules and Regulations https://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/regs/index.html
  • Sewage Sludge (40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter O, Parts 501-503)
    Effluent Guidelines and Standards (40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 400-471)
    Water Programs (40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter D, Parts 100-135)
    https://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=b1faf870d44aae82906047bce4d14cd0&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl
  • Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations and Guidance https://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/regs.html#cfr
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (Title 42) https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter6a_subchapterxii_.html
  • NPDES Compliance https://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/
  • NPDES Rules and Regulations https://www.usace.army.mil/cw/cecwo/reg/sadmin3.htm
  • NEPA https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter55_.html
  • NEPA Compliance https://www.epa.gov/nepa
  • Bureau of Reclamation Water Operations https://www.usbr.gov/main/water/
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla https://www.nww.usace.army.mil/html/welcome/
  • EPA Water Projects and Programs https://www.epa.gov/epahome/waterpgram.htm
  • Western States Water Council https://www.westgov.org/wswc/
  • National Water Resources Association https://www.nwra.org/index.cfm
  • USGS Real-Time Water Data https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt
Air
  • Idaho Environmental Health and Protection Act, Title 39 https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/39001KTOC.html
  • Idaho DEQ Air Quality Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa58/0101.pdf
  • Idaho DEQ Air Program https://www.deq.idaho.gov/air/prog_issues.cfm
  • EPA Air Projects and Programs https://www.epa.gov/epahome/airpgram.htm
  • Clean Air Act https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter85_.html
  • Air Programs (40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter C, Parts 50-97)
    Air Pollution Controls (40 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter U, parts 1039-1068)
    https://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=b1faf870d44aae82906047bce4d14cd0&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl
Hazardous Waste
  • Idaho Hazardous Waste Management Act, I.C. § 39-4400 et seq https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/39044KTOC.html
  • Idaho DEQ Hazardous Waste Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa58/0105.pdf
  • Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security https://www.bhs.idaho.gov/
  • Idaho DEQ INL Oversight https://www.deq.idaho.gov/inl_oversight/
  • American Ecology https://www.americanecology.com/grand_view.htm
  • Idaho National Laboratory https://inlportal.inl.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=255&mode=2
  • US Department of Energy Environment Program  https://www.energy.gov/environment/index.htm
  • IDHW Clandestine Meth Lab Clean Up Program  https://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/site/3660/default.aspx
  • OSHA Hazardous Waste https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hazardouswaste/index.html
  • EPA Pesticide, Toxics and Chemical Program https://www.epa.gov/epahome/pestoxpgram.htm
  • EPA Waste and Recycling Program https://www.epa.gov/epahome/wastepgram.htm
  • Radiation Protection Programs (40 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter F, Parts 190-197)
    Solid Wastes (40 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter I, Parts 239-282)
    Toxic Substances (40 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter R, Parts 700-799)
    Energy Policy (40 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter Q, Parts 600-699)
    https://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=b1faf870d44aae82906047bce4d14cd0&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl
  • RCRA https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter82_.html
  • TSCA https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title15/chapter53_.html
  • NWPA  https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter108_.html
Mining
  • Idaho Mines and Mining Statutes, Title 47 https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/47FTOC.html
  • BLM / USFS Mining Claims https://www.blm.gov
  • BLM Minerals and Mining https://www.blm.gov
  • DOI Office of Surface Mining https://www.osmre.gov/
  • Idaho Mining Association https://www.idahomining.org/
  • Idaho Geologic Survey Current Mining Activity https://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/currentactivity.htm
  • EPA Superfund https://www.epa.gov/superfund/index.htm
  • CERCLA https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter103_.html
  • Superfund (40 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter J, Parts 300-374) https://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=b1faf870d44aae82906047bce4d14cd0&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl
Agriculture
  • Idaho Agriculture Statutes, Title 22 https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/22FTOC.html
  • Idaho Animal Statutes, Title 25 https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/25FTOC.html
  • Idaho Department of Agriculture https://www.agri.idaho.gov/
  • Idaho Agricultural IDAPA Rules  https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa02/02index.htm
  • Idaho Grain Growers https://www.idahograin.org/
  • Idaho Potato Growers https://www.idahopotato.com/
  • Idaho Pea and Lentil Commission https://www.pea-lentil.com/council_hist.htm
  • University of Idaho Extension Offices https://www.extension.uidaho.edu/find.asp
  • Idaho Soil Conservation Commission https://www.scc.state.id.us/
  • US Department of Agriculture https://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
  • National Agricultural Law Center https://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/
  • USCA Code Provisions https://straylight.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode07/
  • CFR Provisions https://www.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/cfrassemble.cgi?title=200607
  • BLM Grazing https://www.blm.gov  
  • Pesticide Programs, 40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter E, Parts 150-180 https://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=b1faf870d44aae82906047bce4d14cd0&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_02.tpl
  • FIFRA https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title7/chapter6_.html
Energy
Public Land & Timber
Wildlife
  • Idaho Fish and Game Statutes Title 36 https://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/36FTOC.html
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/
  • Idaho Fish and Game Commission IDAPA Rules https://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa13/13index.htm
  • EPA ESA Program https://www.epa.gov/regulations/laws/esa.html
  • NOAA Fishery Service https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/
  • Endangered Species Act https://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title16/chapter35_.html
  • Idaho Office of Species Conservation https://species.idaho.gov/
  • Bureau of Land Management https://www.blm.gov
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service https://www.fws.gov/
  • IDHW Fish Consumption Advisory Program https://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3391/DesktopDefault.aspx
Native American Land
  • Board of Indian Affairs Decisions https://www.ibiadecisions.com/index.html
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs https://www.doi.gov/bia/
  • Coeur d’Alene Tribes https://www.cdatribe-nsn.gov/
  • Nez Perce Tribe https://www.nezperce.org/content/
  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribe https://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com/
  • Lemhi-Shoshone Tribe https://www.lemhi-shoshone.com/
  • Shoshone-Pauite https://www.shopaitribes.org/spt/
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