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 screenings will be offered to private well owners May 1 and May 3
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1901 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1803 - Pending Rule
- Air Quality: Docket No. 58-0101-1801- Pending Rule
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1801 - Negotiated Rulemaking
- Water Quality: Docket No. 58-0102-1703 - Pending Rule
- Lindsay Creek & Hatwai Creek Watershed Advisory Group
- Public Comment Opportunity - Kootenai County Farm Landfill - Central Corridor Basis of Design Project
- Job Opening - Water Quality Analyst 3 - Pocatello Regional Office
- News Release - DEQ renews hazardous waste permit for Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at INL