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:
- Nonmunicipal Solid Waste Landfills
- Non-Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Guidance
- Burn Decisions
- Drinking Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans Letter of Interest Forms for FY 20
- News Release - Spring cleaning? DEQ answers your outdoor burning questions
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- Wastewater Collection Operator Review for OIT and Class I and II Certifications
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for Tesoro Logistics Operations, Boise
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit - Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC – Boise Terminal