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Air Quality Permitting

DEQ is committed to issuing air quality permits in a timely manner, and we employ a staff of engineers devoted to this task. Timeliness depends upon the completeness of the information, and we must have all the necessary information before our engineers deem an application complete and begin the permit development process.

The preapplication meeting is the first step in the process and aids DEQ in understanding the project and providing guidance to the applicant. Request a pre-application meeting with DEQ using the Pre-application Meeting Request Form. Send the completed form to

Contact the DEQ Air Quality Permitting Hotline (1-877-573-7648) for assistance on industrial air permitting or exemptions.

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Submit Your Application

Applications submitted to DEQ for an air quality permit or exemption must be made on forms developed by DEQ. If you have questions about which form to use or about the application process in general, call the Air Permit Hotline at (1-877-573-7648).

Unless specified, all applications require the following form:

Permit applications or exemptions may be submitted via email to or mailed to the following address:

DEQ State Office – Air Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83706

Paying Fees

Most applications require a $1,000 application fee. To pay fees, see Resources below.

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Air Quality Stationary Source Bureau Chief

Michael Simon
(208) 373-0212

Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Supervisor

Kevin Schilling
(208) 373-0112

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