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Water Supply Bank Rule Making Discussion

In compliance with Section 67-5220, Idaho Code, notice is hereby given that the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the Idaho Water Resource Board (“Agencies”) intend to repeal and promulgate rules specific to the Idaho Water Supply Bank and desires public comment prior to initiating formal rulemaking procedures.

This negotiated rulemaking action is authorized pursuant to Section(s) 42-1734(19), 42-1805(8), and 42-3803(c), Idaho Code.

This action is consistent with Executive Order 2020-01: Zero-Based Regulation, which directs agencies to review all administrative rules over the five-year period of 2021-2025 (completing review no later than sine die 2026).

Two meetings are planned, as follows:

8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Discussion Focused on Rule 25, Acquisition of Water Rights for the Board’s Water Supply Bank and Rule 30 Sale or Rental of Water Rights from the Board’s Water Supply Bank

12:30 – 4:30 pm: Discussion Focused on Rule 40 – Appointment of Local Rental Pool Committees

To sign up for attendance via telephone/videoconference, contact Sarah Tschohl at 208-287-4815 or by March 15, 2022

For passwords to the above WebEx meetings, please contact Sarah Tschohl at 208-287-4815 or

Materials pertaining to the negotiated rulemaking, including any available preliminary rule drafts, can be found here.


Mar 22 2022


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Boise/Zoom IDWR Room 602 C/D

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