AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
22-2717. Definitions. Whenever used or referred to in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(1) "Administrator" means the administrator for the Idaho state soil and water conservation commission.
(2) "Agency" includes the government of this state and any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the government of this state.
(3) "Agricultural pollution abatement plan" or "ag plan" means the document developed by the state soil and water conservation commission and approved by the commission and the department of environmental quality, that provides appropriate technical, programmatic, informational and educational processes, guidelines and policies for addressing agricultural pollution.
(4) "Best management practices" or "BMPs" means practices, techniques, or measures developed or identified by the designated agency and identified in the state water quality management plan which are determined to be a cost-effective and practicable means of preventing or reducing pollutants generated from nonpoint sources to a level compatible with water quality goals.
(5) "Commission" or "state soil and water conservation commission" means the agency created in section 22-2718, Idaho Code.
(6) "Conservation plan" means a description of identified natural resource issues and a specific schedule of implementation of component practices necessary to resolve those specific resource issues as agreed upon by the landowner.
(7) "Designated agency" is as defined in section 39-3602, Idaho Code.
(8) "District," "conservation district," "soil conservation district," or "soil and water conservation district" means a governmental subdivision(s) of this state, and a public body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, for the purposes, with the powers and subject to the restrictions hereinafter set forth.
(9) "Due notice" means notice published at least twice, with an interval of at least seven (7) days between the two (2) publication dates, in a newspaper or other publication of general circulation within the appropriate area, or if no such publication of general circulation be available, by posting at a reasonable number of conspicuous places within the appropriate area, such posting to include, where possible, posting at public places where it may be customary to post notices concerning county or municipal affairs generally. At any hearing held pursuant to such notice, at the time and place designated in such notice, adjournment may be made from time to time without the necessity of renewing such notice for such adjournment dates.
(10) "Eligible applicant" means an individual agricultural owner, operator, partnership, corporation, conservation district, irrigation district, canal company or other agricultural or grazing interest.
(11) "Government" or "governmental" includes the government of this state, the government of the United States, and any subdivisions, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them.
(12) "Idaho OnePlan" means a computer-based system for improving efficiency and effectiveness of natural resource planning by landowners and land users.
(13) "Landowner" or "owner" includes any person, firm, or corporation who shall hold title to any lands lying within a district organized under the provisions of this chapter. A buyer on contract, who is the occupier of land, shall be construed as landowner.
(14) "Land user" means any entity with a lease, permit or similar business agreement with a landowner to implement, manage or utilize such land for activities related to use of the land.
(15) "Natural resources conservation service" or "NRCS" means the agency governed by the provisions of 16 U.S.C. sections 590a through 590d and 590f.
(16) "Nominating petition" means a petition filed under the provisions of section 22-2721, Idaho Code, to nominate candidates for the office of supervisor of a soil conservation district.
(17) "Participant" means an individual agricultural owner, operator, partnership, private corporation, conservation district, irrigation district, canal company, or other agricultural or grazing interest approved by the commission or an individual agricultural owner, operator, partnership, or private corporation approved for implementation of conservation improvements, projects, or the water quality program for agriculture.
(18) "Petition" means a petition filed under the provisions of subsection (1) of section 22-2719, Idaho Code, for the creation of a district.
(19) "Project sponsor" means a conservation district, irrigation district, canal company, or other agricultural or grazing interest, as determined appropriate by the commission, that enters into a conservation improvement or water quality project agreement with the commission.
(20) "Qualified elector" means any person who is qualified to vote pursuant to the requirements of section 34-104, Idaho Code.
(21) "Riparian land" means the beds of streams, the adjacent vegetation communities and the land thereunder, which are predominately influenced by their association with water and are privately owned.
(22) "Specifications" means the materials, operations and procedures necessary to obtain the desired standards of construction and installation.
(23) "Standards" means the minimum limits of technical excellence of a component practice for its planning, design and construction.
(24) "State" means the state of Idaho.
(25) "Supervisor" means one (1) of the members of the governing body of a district elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(26) "Total maximum daily load" is as defined in section 39-3602, Idaho Code.
(27) "United States" or "agencies of the United States" includes the United States of America, the natural resources conservation service of the United States department of agriculture, and any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America.
[22-2717, added 1957, ch. 218, sec. 3, p. 476; am. 1982, ch. 254, sec. 1, p. 646; am. 1995, ch. 118, sec. 7, p. 429; am. 1997, ch. 180, sec. 2, p. 500; am. 2000, ch. 160, sec. 2, p. 406; am. 2003, ch. 107, sec. 3, p. 336; am. 2010, ch. 279, sec. 2, p. 721.]