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:
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Riverview Ridge Estates - Spring Branch Creek
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Falls Storm Sewer Systems - ITD and Idaho Falls
- News Release - DEQ Receives US EPA's PISCES award for providing innovative financial assistance
- News Release - DEQ seeks public comment on T1 permit renewal and permit to construct modification for Rathdrum Power
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft T1 and Permit to Construct - Rathdrum Power - Rathdrum
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Pretreatment Program - City of Post Falls
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on pretreatment program for the city of Post Falls
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Warren Wagon Road Widening
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water loan to city of Lewiston, Idaho
- Job Opening - Quality Assurance Manager - Technical Services Division, State Office, Boise