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:
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1701 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Guidance Development
- Job Opening - CRB Program Analyst - Air Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Panhandle Basin Advisory Group (BAG)
- Air Quality in Idaho
- Daily Air Quality Reports and Forecasts
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1502 - Negotiated Rulemaking/Guidance Development
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft hazardous waste permit renewal for U.S. Ecology Site A
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Hazardous Waste Permit Renewal - U.S. Ecology Idaho Site A
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed modification to Gem State Processing air quality permit to construct