To protect human health
and preserve the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water
for use and enjoyment today and in the future.
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 Wastewater System Construction Loans
- News Release - Award of Low-Interest Wastewater Loan to City of Jerome
- Lower Boise River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Crop Residue Burning
- Burn Decisions
- News Release - Request for Comment on Proposed Air Quality Permit to Construct Modification for Ada County Landfill
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit to Construct Modification - Ada County Landfill, Boise
- News Release - Receipt of Application for Air Quality Permit to Construct Modification from Lignetics of Idaho, Sandpoint
- News Release - Request for Comment on Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal for City of Albion
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal - City of Albion