Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Who Does What?

Responsibility for addressing environmental issues is shared among federal, state, and local governments in Idaho. Refer to the table below to locate appropriate contacts.

Topic Contact
Air Quality, Indoor Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Indoor Environmental Program
Air Quality, Outdoor DEQ Regional Offices
Air Quality Permits DEQ Air Quality Permitting Hotline:
1-877-5PERMIT (1-877-573-7648)
Asbestos Abatement & Disposal US EPA Region 10
Burn Restrictions & Bans DEQ Regional Offices
Crop Residue Burning Permits DEQ Regional Offices
Dead Animal Disposal (domesticated livestock, sheep, goats, poultry, pets, and commercial fish) Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Dead Animal Disposal (roadkill wildlife such as deer, elk, and moose) Idaho Department of Fish & Game
Dead Bird Disposal (crows, ravens, magpies, jays, hawks, owls and eagles) Idaho Department of Fish & Game Regional Offices
Dredge & Fill Permits US Army Corps of Engineers
Dumping, Illegal Local governments
Engineering Plan & Spec Reviews, Drinking Water & Wastewater Projects DEQ Regional Offices
Freon US EPA Region 10
Grants and Loans for Municipal Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities

DEQ State Office Water Quality Division

Hazardous Waste Transport Permits

Idaho Department of Transportation

Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Permits DEQ State Office Waste Management & Remediation Division
Irrigation Conveyances and Canals, Pollution in Idaho Department of Water Resources-Irrigation Districts
Licenses, Drinking Water & Wastewater System Operators Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Medical Waste Disposal Local governments
Meth Lab Cleanup Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Indoor Environmental Program
Mosquito Abatement Local governments
NPDES (Wastewater Discharge) Permits US EPA Region 10
Odors (from agricultural operations; animals & dairy) Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Odors (from regulated businesses or industries; facilities with DEQ-issued air quality and/or wastewater reuse permits) DEQ Regional Offices
Odors (from solid waste facilities; landfills) Public Health Districts
Oil, Waste, Disposal of DEQ Regional Offices
Pesticide Disposal Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Usage Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Plumbing Inspections Idaho Division of Building Safety (Responsibility may be delegated to city.)
Radon Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Radon Hotline: 1-800-445-8647
Recreational Mining Permits Idaho Department of Water Resources
Recycling Local governments
Septic System Permits Public Health Districts

Sewage Spills (depends on type of system, see below):

 
    • DEQ-Permitted Systems
DEQ Regional Offices
    • NPDES-Permitted Systems
US EPA Region 10 - Noncompliance Reporting Hotline: (206) 553-1846
and DEQ Regional Offices
    • Septic Systems
Public Health Districts
    • All Other Systems
DEQ Regional Offices
Spill or Accident Involving Oil, Gas,
Hazardous Materials, Anthrax, or Explosives
State Communications Center
Storage Tanks, Underground, Leaking DEQ Regional Offices
Stormdrains Local Highway Districts
Stream Channel Alteration Permits Idaho Department of Water Resources
Swimming Pools, Regulation of Public Health Districts
Vehicle Emissions Testing, Ada County Air Quality Board
Vehicle Emissions Testing, Canyon County & Kuna Applus Technologies
Water Rights Idaho Department of Water Resources
Wastewater Reuse Permits DEQ Regional Offices
Wells, Deep Injection Idaho Department of Water Resources Regional Offices
Wells, Drilling Permits Idaho Department of Water Resources Regional Offices
Wells, Private: Water Safety/Testing Recommendations Public Health Districts
Wells, Shallow Injection Idaho Department of Water Resources Regional Offices
Wetlands, Regulation of US Army Corps of Engineers
West Nile Virus Idaho Department of Health & Welfare