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:
- Environmental Review
- Woodstove Replacements and Tax Deductions
- EPA-Certified Woodstoves
- IPDES Guidance Development Meeting - 02/06/19
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Guidance Development
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Nez Perce County Highway Department Southwick Road Realignment Project
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River WAG Meeting - 02/21/19
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Hatwai Creek/Lindsay Creek Watershed Advisory Group Meeting - 02/12/19
- Lindsay Creek & Hatwai Creek Watershed Advisory Group