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:
- Daily Air Quality Reports and Forecasts
- Burn Decisions
- Current Wildfire Smoke Info
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- Vendor & RFP Information
- Pinehurst Air Quality
- Triennial Review
- Green Project Reserve
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - City of Boise Dixie Slough and Eureka Canal Project
- News Release - Award of Wastewater Planning Grant to City of Priest River