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:
- News Release - Classic Truck Collision Center, Idaho Falls, applies to DEQ for general air quality permit to construct
- Vendor Opportunities
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Amalgamated Sugar Company
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit - The Amalgamated Sugar Company - Twin Falls
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - USDA Forest Service Brushy Fork Watershed Forest Service Road Project
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Wastewater and Drinking Water Construction Funding Plans for 2019
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed wastewater and drinking water construction funding plans for 2019
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on water quality improvement plan for Lake Creek
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Quality Improvement Plan for Lake Creek
- §401 Certification of Hells Canyon Complex Hydroelectric Project