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 - St. Luke's, Meridian, applies to DEQ to modify air quality permit to construct
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft annual air quality monitoring network plan
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Annual Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Boise National Forest Pole Creek Culvert Replacement Project
- Public Wastewater System Planning Grants
- News Release - DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Emmett, Gem County
- News Release - DEQ accepting grant applications for water pollution cleanup and prevention projects
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- North Fork Coeur d'Alene River WAG Meeting - 06/22/17
- News Release - Free nitrate testing offered to private well owners at Gooding health fair on May 20