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:
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Richard Eddins Grimes Creek Roadway Crossing Project
- News Release - Free nitrate testing to be offered for owners of private wells at Magic Valley Health Fair October 17
- News Release - Tesoro Logistics Operations, Boise, applies to DEQ for air quality permit to construct
- Environmental Assessment
- Job Opening - Senior Scientific Modeler/Programmer - Technical Services Division, State Office, Boise
- Job Opening - Toxicologist - Technical Services Division, State Office, Boise
- Drinking Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans Letter of Interest Forms for FY 17
- Northern Idaho Air Quality Plans & Reports
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1502 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Individual/Subsurface Sewage Disposal Rules: Docket No. 58-0103-1501 - Negotiated Rulemaking