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.
Protecting public health is our top priority. To ensure the safety of all Idahoans, we are committed to responding proactively and providing important resources related to drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, and air quality. We will update this information as it becomes available.
What's New at DEQ?
Recently updated pages on DEQ's website:
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification – Boundary Creek Road-Dagger Creek Bridge Installation
- Salt River Subbasin
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification – Boise County-Grimes Creek Pass Road Culvert
- News Release - DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to the city of Harrison, Kootenai County
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Middle Fork St. Maries River - Robert Kruger
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Reuse Permit - Glanbia Richfield
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Glanbia Foods, Inc.
- Job Opening - Hazardous Waste Compliance Officer - Boise Regional Office
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Riverside Road Improvements - Western Federal Lands
- News Release - DEQ awards $2 million to Kootenai County Water District