Idaho Legislative Update

Tyler Fortunati


EPA’s NPDES construction general permit will transfer to DEQ on July 1, 2021. This presentation will cover permit transition expectations, NOI submittal changes, and inspection expectations. DEQ will also be taking over all other storm water permitting components (MSGP & MS4) upon July 1, 2021. The goal is to ensure the regulated community is educated and prepared for any upcoming changes.

Presented by Tyler Fortunati, DEQ

Tyler Fortunati is a lifelong Idahoan. He graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s in Biology and from Montana Tech with a master’s in Industrial Hygiene. Tyler has also been a Registered Environmental Health Specialist since 2007. He began his career in 2006 with Central District Health Department in Boise, ID permitting and inspecting septic systems and reviewing land development proposals to lift sanitary restrictions. In 2012 Tyler began work with the Department of Environmental Quality as the On-Site Wastewater Coordinator and in 2016 he began his role as the IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Supervisor for the department. Tyler works in the DEQ state office located in Boise, ID and coordinates compliance monitoring and enforcement actions with DEQ’s regional offices, develops training for IPDES compliance officers, and works to develop the compliance, inspection, and enforcement components of DEQ’s new IPDES program.