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:
- Technical Guidance Committee Meeting - 07/22/15
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Job Opening - Watershed Coordinator/TMDL Writer - Idaho Falls Regional Office
- Job Opening - North Idaho Smoke Coordinator - Lewiston Regional Office
- News Release - Request for Comment on Proposed Water Quality Improvement Plans for Salt River
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Water Quality Improvement Plan for Salt River Subbasin Water Bodies
- News Release - Request for Comment on Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal for Dickinson Frozen Foods
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal - Dickinson Frozen Foods - Payette County
- Green Project Reserve
- News Release - Request for Comment on Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal for MeadowCreek Property Owners Association