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:
- Crop Residue Burning
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit for Pack River Farm
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Water Reuse Permit - Pack River Farm - Colburn
- EPA Actions on Proposed Standards
- News Release - DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Grace, Caribou County
- INL Oversight Program Monitoring Reports
- Public Wastewater System Planning Grants
- Omnibus Rulemaking: Docket No. 58-0000-1900 - Temporary and Proposed Rulemaking
- Omnibus Rulemaking: Docket No. 58-0000-1900F - Temporary and Proposed Fee Rulemaking
- IPDES Guidance Development Meeting - 06/26/19