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:
- Current Wildfire Smoke Info
- Public Wastewater System Construction Loans
- Public Water System Construction Loans
- Public Water System Planning Grants
- Environmental Review
- Non-Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Guidance
- Vendor Opportunities
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Application to Maintain State Primacy of Idaho's Underground Storage Tank Program
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on Idaho underground storage tank program application
- News Release - ON Semiconductor, Pocatello, applies to DEQ for air quality permit to construct