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:
- Southwest Basin Advisory Group (BAG)
- Job Opening - Air Quality Monitoring Analyst - Air Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- News Release - DEQ seeks candidates to serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Technical Guidance Committee Meeting - 09/13/18
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1801- Negotiated Rulemaking
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit for Dry Creek Sewer Company
- Voluntary Cleanup Program
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to Sunnyside Water Association, Bonner County
- Public Water System Planning Grants