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:
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1701 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Southwest Basin Advisory Group (BAG)
- News Release - Southwest Basin Advisory Group seeks new members
- UST Rules and Regulations
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1701 - Negotiated Rulemaking (Vacated)
- News Release - DEQ seeks candidates to serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee
- Brownfields Success Stories
- 2017 Water Reuse Conference
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed modifications to INTEC hazardous waste permit
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Modifications to INTEC Hazardous Waste Permit