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:
- Burn Decisions
- News Release - Award of Drinking Water Planning Grant to the City of Hazelton, Jerome County
- Public Water System Planning Grants
- Lower Boise River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Lower Boise Watershed Council TAC 319 Meeting - 12/11/14
- News Release - Receipt of Application for Air Quality Permit to Construct for Alternative Environmental Systems, Mayfield
- Recycling in Idaho
- News & Public Comments & Events
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - USFS Mountain Home Ranger District Granite Creek Project
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1201 - Negotiated Rulemaking