HEALTH AND SAFETY
TREASURE VALLEY AND REGIONAL AIR QUALITY COUNCIL ACT
39-6701. Legislative statement of findings and intent. (1) The legislature finds that the air quality in certain regions of the state is threatened with deterioration. This deterioration may endanger the breathability, economic potential, public health, natural beauty, recreational use and livability in various regions of the state. It is the intent of the legislature in establishing this chapter to preserve and protect the air quality of the entire state.
(2) The legislature declares that it is necessary to embark upon a program of air quality protection for future generations of Idahoans. This chapter establishes a treasure valley air quality council and also allows for the creation of regional air quality councils as necessary to protect, preserve and, where necessary, improve the quality of air in a specified geographical area while accommodating private, public and commercial activities. The plan developed by an air quality council as set forth in this chapter shall require a working partnership of state and local agencies of government as well as the private sector.
[39-6701, added 2005, ch. 206, sec. 1, p. 616.]