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:
- Woodstove Changeout Program
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for Trails West Manufacturing, Preston
- Current Wildfire Smoke Info
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit to Construct - Trails West Manufacturing - Preston
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Transportation Department Bear River Bridge Replacement Project
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Adams County Road and Bridge Department Little Creek Culvert Project
- News Release - DEQ extends public comment period on draft certification of federal NPDES permit to control stormwater discharges from construction activities
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for St. Luke's, Nampa
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for Yellowstone Plastics, Idaho Falls
- INL Oversight Program Monitoring Reports