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:
- Pocatello Region
- News Release - DEQ awards $980,000 low-interest drinking water construction loan to Teton Reserve Homeowners’ Association, Teton County
- Canyon Owyhee School Services Agency (COSSA) Parking Lot - Wilder
- Brownfields Success Stories
- News Release - DEQ requests Bannock County address Fort Hall Mine Landfill ground water contamination
- Vendor Opportunities
- News Release - Quest Aircraft Company, Sandpoint, applies to DEQ for air quality permit to construct
- Blue-Green Algae and Harmful Algal Blooms
- Idaho Board of Environmental Quality Meeting - 10/11/17 - 10/12/17
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ