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 Water System Classifications
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Payette National Forest East Branch Weiser River Culvert Replacement Project
- Air Quality Rulemaking Meeting: Docket No. 58-0101-1601- 07/27/16
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1601 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - John Cole Coeur d'Alene River Bank Stabilization Project
- Technical Guidance Committee Meeting - 08/18/16
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Falls Power Snake River Sediment Removal Project
- Upper Snake Basin Advisory Group Tour - 10/05/16
- Upper Snake Basin Advisory Group (BAG)