HEALTH AND SAFETY
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY — HEALTH
39-171. Legislative findings and purpose. The legislature of the state of Idaho finds that:
(1) Wood and mill yard debris is a byproduct of wood processing and manufacturing; and
(2) If properly managed, wood and mill yard debris can be put to uses that have economic and environmental benefits; and
(3) There is a need for guidance about how to manage, store, use or dispose of wood and mill yard debris so that nuisance and adverse environmental impacts are minimized; and
(4) This guidance will enable the department and local units of government to more effectively regulate the use or disposal of wood and mill yard debris.
The purpose of sections 39-171 through 39-174, Idaho Code, is to provide guidance for the sound use, storage, management and disposal of wood and mill yard debris by requiring the director of the department of environmental quality to appoint a committee to study the issues and to gather and disseminate information to persons and entities that deal with wood and mill yard debris.
[(39-171) 39-166, added 1996, ch. 204, sec. 1, p. 628; amended & redesig. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 15, p. 266.]