To protect human health and the
quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water.
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 - Bonner County - Priest Lake Thorofare
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Wastewater Discharge Permit - Santa-Fernwood Sewer District
- News Release - DEQ to host public meeting and extend comment period on proposed IPDES permit for the Santa-Fernwood Sewer District
- News Release - DEQ Recognizes Hecla Mining as a 2019 Pollution Prevention Champion
- News Release - DEQ Recognizes Clif Bar as a 2019 Pollution Prevention Champion
- News Release - DEQ Recognizes Clearwater Paper as a 2019 Pollution Prevention Champion
- News Release - DEQ Recognizes Century Publishing Company as a 2019 Pollution Prevention Champion
- Public Comment Opportunity - Substantial Pretreatment Program Modification - Burley
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on substantial pretreatment program modification in Burley, ID
- Omnibus Rulemaking: Docket No. 58-0000-1900 - Temporary and Proposed Rulemaking