To protect human health
and preserve the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water
for use and enjoyment today and in the future.
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 Assessment
- Contested Case Petitions Filed with the Idaho Board of Environmental Quality
- Bunker Hill Superfund Site
- West Silver Valley Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting - 10/20/16
- West Silver Valley Air Quality
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - U.S. Forest Service Deer Creek Road Realignment Project
- News Release - DEQ to host open house on Salmon air quality
- Salmon Air Quality Open House - 09/27/16
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1301 - Final Rule
- Green Project Reserve