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 Wastewater System Construction Loans
- Public Water System Construction Loans
- News Release - K&T Steel, Twin Falls, applies to DEQ to modify air quality permit to construct
- Job Opening - Administrative Assistant 1 - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- IPDES Guidance Development Meeting - 12/02/15
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the city of Dover, Bonner County
- Job Opening - Hazardous Waste Science Officer - Twin Falls Regional Office
- News Release - DEQ awards $499,000 low-interest drinking water construction loan to the city of Ketchum
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Docket No. 58-0125-1401 - Pending Rule
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the city of New Meadows, Adams County