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:
- Technical Guidance Committee Meeting - 06/07/18
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator III Training
- ABC Exam Review Wastewater Treatment Operator II Training
- Clearwater River Subbasin
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for Gavilon Grain, Burley
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Air Quality Permit - Gavilon Grain - Burley
- Nonmunicipal Solid Waste Landfills
- Water Quality Negotiated Rulemaking Meeting: Docket No. 58-0102-1801 - 05/23/18