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:
- Job Opening - Communications and Outreach Manager - Director’s Office, State Office, Boise
- Job Opening - Air Quality Monitoring Analyst - Boise Regional Office
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1801 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Job Opening - Water Quality Analyst TMDL Specialist - Twin Falls Regional Office
- News Release - Open burning rules remain in effect year round; burners advised to take steps to limit smoke impacts
- Volkswagen Diesel Settlement
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Guidance Development
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit for Nunhems USA
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit - Nunhems USA
- News Release - DEQ seeks applications for VW Settlement Fund Vehicle Replacement Program