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Omnibus Reauthorization of all IWRB and IDWR Non-Fee Rules

Docket 37-0000-2100

The IWRB and IDWR are adopting all non-fee rules as temporary rules to be effective July 1, 2021, in the event the Legislature adjourns without reauthorizing all of Idaho’s administrative rules.

After adopting the temporary non-fee rules, the IWRB and IDWR will work to reestablish the temporary rules as permanent rules by publishing them as proposed rules and then as pending rules, and then submitting them to the 2022 Idaho Legislature for review and approval. 

On March 18, 2022, the 2022 Legislature adopted the Pending Rule for this rulemaking as “final and effective” thus concluding this rulemaking process.

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Comments may be sent by email or mail to or

IDWR Rules Review Officer
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720

When submitting comments, please cite the docket number or IDAPA rule chapter to which your remarks apply. Please be aware that your comments will become part of the public rulemaking record, and may be published to IDWR’s webpage.


Reducing or restricting the use of surface or groundwater based on priority date.

A request from a water right holder for the administration of water rights under the prior appropriation doctrine. See IDAPA 37.03.11 for more detail.

A document submitted by a junior-priority groundwater right holder and approved by the Director (as provided in Rule 043) that identifies actions and measures to prevent, or compensate holders of senior-priority water rights for, material injury caused by the diversion and use of water by the junior-priority groundwater rights holders within an area having a common groundwater supply. See IDAPA 37.03.11 for more detail.

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