Transfer of permitting authority to Idaho. As of July 1, 2019, EPA has transferred authority to administer and enforce this permit to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. For more information, visit Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) Program.Exit
Below are EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) final permit and supporting documents for the Formation Capital Corporation, U.S., Idaho Cobalt Project near Salmon, Idaho.
- Permit number: ID0028321
- Effective date: April 1, 2009
- Permit expires: March 31, 2014 (administratively continued)
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NPDES Permit, Idaho Cobalt Project, #ID0028321 (PDF)(35 pp, 191 K,
NPDES Permit Fact Sheet, Idaho Cobalt Project, #ID0028321 (PDF)(51 pp, 945 K,
Provides technical basis for NPDES permit.
Response to Comments and State 401 Certification, NPDES Permit for Idaho Cobalt Project, #ID0028321 (PDF)(79 pp, 697 K,
EPA's responses to public comments on the February 2007 draft permit, and the State of Idaho's Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification.
Record of Decision, NPDES Permit for Idaho Cobalt Project, #ID0028321 (PDF)(26 pp, 822 K,
February 9, 2009)
Documents EPA's decision to issue the NPDES permit in accordance with new source requirements in the Clean Water Act and NEPA.