Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 67
TREASURE VALLEY AND REGIONAL AIR QUALITY COUNCIL ACT
39-6709.  Duties of the Treasure Valley air quality council and any regional air quality council — Powers. (1) The Treasure Valley air quality council, and any regional council established pursuant to this chapter, shall have the following duties:
(a)  To coordinate activities related to the study of air quality, the development of an air quality plan for the area, and oversee the implementation of that plan.
(b)  To conduct a public awareness program to educate the general public on methods and responsibilities to protect the air shed.
(c)  To examine, as the Treasure Valley or regional council deems necessary, air quality conditions in, upon and around the Treasure Valley, or in, upon and around a specified regional area. The objective shall be to obtain a scientifically-sound baseline study for planning future action by appropriate federal, state and local government, and the private sectors.
(d)  To promote, until dissolution, the implementation of the Treasure Valley air quality plan, or the air quality plan of a regional council, by serving in an advisory capacity to those local, state and federal government agencies with responsibilities affecting air quality. Any council may recommend, as appropriate, the adoption of any statutes, ordinances, policies and rules needed by such governmental agencies to implement the plan.
(e)  To consult with the public and keep the public informed of activities of the council through public forums and written reports.
(f)  To establish a citizens committee pursuant to section 39-6704, Idaho Code.
(g)  To perform its duties continuously until its dissolution.
(h)  Prior to the automatic dissolution of the council and all its committees seven (7) years after the council’s plan is adopted by the legislature, to assist local, state and federal agencies in the establishment of a multiagency oversight capability to succeed the council.
(2)  A council shall not have any regulatory or enforcement powers.

History:
[39-6709, added 2005, ch. 206, sec. 1, p. 619.]


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