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:
- Spokane River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Environmental Review
- Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater Operators - How to Maximize the Benefits of UV Disinfection for Wastewater and Reuse Applications Training - 03/15/18
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on addition to water quality improvement plan for Potlatch River watershed
- Green Project Reserve
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Quality Improvement Plan for Potlatch River Watershed
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit Modification - City of Spirit Lake
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit modification for city of Spirit Lake
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for Lamb Weston, Twin Falls