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 Annual Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft annual air quality monitoring network plan
- News Release - U.S. DOE submits request to DEQ to extend INL Site Treatment Plan milestones
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Public Drinking Water Systems: Docket No. 58-0108-1501 - Proposed Rule
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program Rulemaking Meeting: Docket No. 58-0125-1401 - 07/10/15
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Docket No. 58-0125-1401 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- DEQ Policies
- DEQ's Monitoring Network
- Current Wildfire Smoke Info