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, 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 Comment Opportunity - Request for Comment - Tough Line Customs - Automotive Coating General Permit
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Reuse Permit - Nampa
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on a draft wastewater reuse permit for the city of Nampa
- Job Opening - Source Water Coordinator - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Job Opening - Senior Health Physicist - Idaho Falls Regional Office
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the city of Challis, Custer County
- Twin Falls County Ground Water Advisory Committee Meeting
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft wastewater reuse permit for Ida-Beef LLC
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit - Ida-Beef - Burley
- Public Comment Opportunity - Triumph Mine 2019 Five Year Report