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:
- Job Opening - Administrative Assistant 1 - Pocatello Regional Office
- News Release - City of Bliss presented Certificate of Achievement for drinking water protection
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Enforcement Settlement - Homedale
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Tegan Colyer Biota - Big Wood River Bank Stabilization
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Power - Rippee Island
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Wendell Walker - Weiser River Bank Stabilization
- News Release - Free nitrate screening offered to private well owners in Twin Falls October 26
- News Release - DEQ seeks candidates to serve on Crop Residue Burning Advisory Committee
- Job Opening - Financial Officer - Financial Division, State Office, Boise
- Job Opening - Air Quality Compliance Analyst - Air Quality Division, State Office, Boise