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:
- General Permit to Construct for Concrete Batch Plants
- News Release - DEQ prepares IPDES preliminary draft permit for the Emida Water and Sewer District
- News Release - DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Winchester, Lewis County
- News Release - DEQ awards $4.3 million to the city of Moscow, Latah County
- Twin Falls County Ground Water Advisory Committee Meeting
- Twin Falls Watershed Advisory Group (WAG) Meeting
- Twin Falls Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting
- News Release - Free nitrate screening offered to private well owners in Buhl February 18
- Job Opening - IPDES Compliance Officer - Pocatello Regional Office
- Job Opening - Hazardous Waste Compliance & Enforcement Coordinator - Waste Management and Remediation Division, State Office, Boise