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:
- Burn Decisions
- Middle Snake Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- News Release - Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Phosphorus Management in Middle Snake River for Jerome Cheese Company
- Wastewater Operations Troubleshooting - 12/11/14
- ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator OIT and I Training - 12/09/14 - 12/10/14
- Wastewater Operations Troubleshooting
- ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator OIT and I Training
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - City of McCall North Fork Payette River Project
- News Release - Request for Comment on Proposed Modifications to Rathdrum Power Air Quality Permit to Construct