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:
- Beneficial Use Reconnaissance Program
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River WAG Meeting - 02/18/16
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- EPA Clean Power Plan Rule
- General Permit to Construct for Concrete Batch Plants
- Job Opening - Stream Shade Monitoring Environmental Technician - Lewiston Regional Office
- Job Opening - Beneficial Use Reconnaissance Program (BURP) Environmental Technician - Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Lewiston, and Coeur d’Alene regional offices
- St. Joe and St. Maries Rivers Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on water quality improvement plan for Upper Salmon River subbasin water bodies
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Quality Improvement Plan for Upper Salmon River Subbasin Water Bodies