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:
- Job Opening - Database Programmer - Environmental Management and Information, State Office, Boise
- Job Opening - Web Application Developer - Environmental Management and Information Division, State Office, Boise
- Public Water System Planning Grants
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the city of McCall, Valley County
- Current Wildfire Smoke Info
- News Release - Public comment period on draft mixing zone guidance extended to September 14
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Idaho Mixing Zone Implementation Guidance
- Greenhouse Gases
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed revisions to subsurface sewage disposal systems guidance manual