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:
- Job Opening - Drinking Water Program Analyst - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Underground Storage Tank Systems: Docket No. 58-0107-1601 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Friends of the Weiser River Trail
- North Fork Payette River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Individual/Subsurface Sewage Disposal Rules: Docket No. 58-0103-1501 - Proposed Rule
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft wastewater reuse permit renewal for Idaho City
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal - Idaho City - Boise County
- Public Wastewater System Construction Loans
- Public Water System Construction Loans
- Water Quality Plans & Reports in DEQ's Boise Region