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:
- Twin Falls County Ground Water Quality Advisory Committee Meeting - 01/24/18
- Drinking Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans Priority List Process
- News Release - DEQ awards $1.1 million loan to the city of St. Maries, Benewah County
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Voluntary Remediation Work Plan - Former Sharpe Oil Property in Moscow
- News Release - DEQ seeks public comment on draft work plan to clean up contamination at former Sharpe Oil property in Moscow
- News Release - Clearwater Basin Advisory Group seeks new members
- Haze/Regional Haze
- News Release - Bear River Basin Advisory Group seeks new members
- Panhandle Basin Advisory Group (BAG)
- Volkswagen Diesel Settlement