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:
- News Release - Free nitrate screening offered to private well owners at Mini-Cassia event on March 29
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit modification for Dickinson Frozen Foods facility
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit Modification - Dickinson Frozen Foods - Fruitland
- Memoranda of Understanding
- Use Attainability Analysis
- Southwest Basin Advisory Group (BAG)
- Southwest Basin Advisory Group Meeting - 04/19/17
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft Tier I air quality permit renewal for TransCanada GTN System, Eastport
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit - TransCanada - Eastport
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft Tier I air quality permit renewal for TransCanada GTN System, Athol