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:
- Crop Residue Burning
- Job Opening - IPDES Regional Compliance Officer - Twin Falls Regional Office
- News Release - West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee seeks input on outreach plan at July 19 meeting in Kellogg
- Job Opening - Water Quality Standards Scientist - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Non-Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Guidance
- News Release - Home weatherization assistance to be offered to low-income households in Cache Valley Nonattainment Area
- News Release - DEQ awards $395,000 drinking water loan to Kootenai County Water District #1, Kootenai County
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1803 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Public Water System Construction Loans
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit modification for Kidd Island Bay Lots Sewer District