HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-3625. Definitions. (1) "Sewage treatment works" means any facility for the purpose of collecting, treating, neutralizing or stabilizing sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature, including treatment by disposal plants, the necessary intercepting, outfall and outlet sewers, pumping stations integral to such plants or sewers, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances.
(2) "Community water system" means a public drinking water system that serves at least fifteen (15) service connections used by year-round residents or serves at least twenty-five (25) year-round residents.
(3) "Nonprofit noncommunity water system" means a public drinking water system that is not a community water system and is governed by section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code and includes, but is not limited to: state agencies, municipalities and nonprofit organizations such as churches and schools.
(4) "Construction" means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of sewage treatment works or best management practices, preliminary planning to determine the economic and engineering feasibility of sewage treatment works, community public water systems, nonprofit noncommunity public water systems or best management practices, the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations, reports and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of sewage treatment works, community public water systems, nonprofit noncommunity public water systems or best management practices, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of sewage treatment works, community public water systems, nonprofit noncommunity public water systems or best management practices.
(5) "Eligible construction project" means a project for construction of sewage treatment works, community public water systems, nonprofit noncommunity public water systems or for a project for the application of best management practices as set forth in the approved state water quality plan, in related project areas:
(a) For which approval of the Idaho board of environmental quality is required under section 39-118, Idaho Code;
(b) Which is, in the judgment of the Idaho board of environmental quality, eligible for water pollution abatement assistance or for provision of safe drinking water, whether or not federal funds are then available therefor;
(c) Which conforms with applicable rules of the Idaho board of environmental quality;
(d) Which is, in the judgment of the Idaho board of environmental quality, necessary for the accomplishment of the state’s policy of water purity as stated in section 39-3601, Idaho Code; and
(e) Which is needed, in the judgment of the Idaho board of environmental quality, to correct existing water pollution problems or public health hazards and to provide reasonable reserve capacity to prevent future water pollution problems or public health hazards or to provide for safe drinking water.
(6) "Municipality" means any county, city, special service district, nonprofit corporation or other governmental entity having authority to dispose of sewage, industrial wastes, or other wastes, or to provide for safe drinking water, any Indian tribe or authorized Indian tribal organization, or any combination of two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly, in connection with an eligible project.
(7) "Board" means the Idaho board of environmental quality.
(8) "Department" means the Idaho department of environmental quality.
(9) "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of environmental quality.
(10) "Nondomestic wastewater" means wastewater whose source of contamination is not principally human excreta.
(11) "Best management practice" means practices, techniques or measures identified in the state water quality plan which are determined to be the most effective, practicable means of preventing or reducing pollutants generated from nonpoint sources to a level compatible with water quality goals.
(12) "Nonpoint source pollution" means water pollution that comes from many varied, nonspecific and diffused sources and can be categorized by the general land disturbing activity that causes the pollution.
(13) "Training program" means any course of training established to provide sewage treatment plant operating personnel and public drinking water system personnel with increased knowledge to improve their ability to operate and maintain sewage treatment works and public drinking water systems.
[(39-3625) 1970, ch. 87, sec. 2, p. 211; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 154, p. 723; am. 1974, ch. 80, sec. 1, p. 1167; am. 1977, ch. 176, sec. 1, p. 452; am. 1980, ch. 208, sec. 2, p. 475; am. 1980, ch. 280, sec. 1, p. 727; am. 1986, ch. 66, sec. 1, p. 188; am. and redesig. 1995, ch. 352, sec. 9, p. 1183; am. 1999, ch. 137, sec. 10, p. 394; am. 2000, ch. 53, sec. 2, p. 104; am. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 36, p. 281.]