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 Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Public Comment Opportunities
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Ruthie Carpenter Palouse River Project
- Burn Decisions
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River WAG Meeting - 10/26/17
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Crop Residue Burning
- News Release - West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee to meet October 19 in Pinehurst
- Drinking Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans Letter of Interest Forms for FY 19
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Transportation Department Fish Creek Bridge Project