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:
- Job Opening - Hazardous Waste Permit Officer - Waste Management and Remediation Division, State Office, Boise
- Public Water System Classifications
- News Release - Idahoan Foods, Lewisville, applies to DEQ to modify air quality permit to construct
- News Release - DEQ awards $8.5 million low-interest drinking water construction loan to the city of Chubbuck, Bannock County
- Lower Boise River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Fish and Game Wilson Drain Project
- Job Opening - Ground Water Analyst - Lewiston Regional Office
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- Solvent Solutions Workshop
- Solvent Solutions Workshop - 08/25/16