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:
- News Release - Free nitrate screening to be offered for owners of private wells at Minidoka health fair September 30
- Clearwater River Subbasin
- EPA Actions on Proposed Standards
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for city of Meridian
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit Renewal - City of Meridian
- 28th Annual Idaho Water Quality Workshop
- Coeur d'Alene Lake Tributaries WAG Meeting - 10/12/17
- Idaho Pollutant Elimination System: Docket No. 58-0125-1701 - Proposed Rule
- News Release - Esterline/Advanced Input Systems, Coeur d'Alene, recognized for pollution prevention achievements
- News Release - University of Idaho, Moscow, recognized for pollution prevention achievements