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:
- §401 Certification of Hells Canyon Complex Hydroelectric Project
- Crop Residue Burning
- Guidance and Fact Sheets for Public Water Systems
- Petitions for Review of Agency Actions
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed modifications to INTEC Liquid Waste Management System hazardous waste permit
- Nonhazardous Solid Waste Impoundment Guidance Meeting - 06/19/19
- Nonhazardous Solid Waste Impoundment Guidance
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Modifications to INTEC Liquid Waste Management System Hazardous Waste Permit
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1703 - Final Rule
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1803 - Final Rule