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:
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Daniel Waddoups James Creek Bank Stabilization Project
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1801 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- 29th Annual Idaho Water Quality Workshop
- Southeastern Idaho and Cache Valley Woodstove Changeouts
- Lindsay Creek & Hatwai Creek Watershed Advisory Group
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct modification for Jayco Inc., Kimberly
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit Modification - Jayco Inc. - Kimberly
- Basin Advisory Groups
- Southwest Basin Advisory Group (BAG)
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Boise Parks and Recreation 43rd Street Boise River Bank Repair Project