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:
- Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
- Extended Treatment Package Systems (Aerobic Treatment Units)
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1201 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Lower Boise Watershed Council Model - Technical Policy Workgroup - 04/30/14
- Lower Boise River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Boise River (Lower) Subbasin
- News Release - Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting - April 24 - Pinehurst
- Triennial Review
- Board Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes
- Nonpoint Source Pollution