To protect human health
and preserve the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water
for use and enjoyment today and in the future.
DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution.
As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
What's New at DEQ?
Recently updated pages on DEQ's website:
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft Tier I air quality permit renewal for Busch Agricultural Resources, Idaho Falls
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit Renewal - Busch Agricultural Resources - Idaho Falls
- Private Well Water Nitrate Screening: Magic Valley Health Fair - 10/29/16
- News Release - Free nitrate screening to be offered for private well owners at Magic Valley Health Fair October 29
- Northern Idaho Air Quality Plans & Reports
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Larry Fluet Lilac Lane Culvert Project
- Job Opening - Wastewater Program Engineering Lead - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Program Application
- Lead in Drinking Water
- Bunker Hill Superfund Site