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, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and 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.
Protecting public health is our top priority. To ensure the safety of all Idahoans, we are committed to responding proactively and providing important resources related to drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, and air quality. We will update this information as it becomes available.
What's New at DEQ?
Recently updated pages on DEQ's website:
- Industry-Specific Assistance
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification – Fox Farms Bank Stabilization
- News Release - DEQ accepting applications for 2021 West Silver Valley Woodstove Changeout Program
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft POC - Jervois Mining Ltd.
- News Release - DEQ extends public comment opportunity on draft Jervois Mining Ltd. Points of Compliance revision
- Ground Water Management Plans
- Public Comment Opportunity - Idaho National Laboratory Site Treatment Plan Update
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the city of Lewiston
- Source Water Protection Workshop: Ground Water 101
- Job Opening - Water Quality Analyst 2 - Idaho Falls Regional Office