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:
- News Release - DEQ seeks public comment on draft certification of federal nationwide permits
- Environmental Review
- Woodstove Replacements and Tax Deductions
- Public Wastewater System Construction Loans
- Public Wastewater System Planning Grants
- Public Water System Construction Loans
- Public Water System Planning Grants
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - 2017 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nationwide permits
- Job Opening - Surface Water Hydrologist - Technical Services Division, State Office, Boise
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Guidance Development