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:
- Daily Air Quality Reports and Forecasts
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Reuse Permit - Idahoan Foods
- Permit by Rule for Rock Crushers
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES permit for city of Rigby
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft IPDES Permit Modification - Rigby
- Septic Tank Pumping and Septage Disposal
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft reuse permit renewal for Idaho Pacific Corporation
- News Release - Public asked to refrain from nonessential open burning
- COVID-19 Wastes
- Job Opening - Senior Water Quality Engineer - Twin Falls Regional Office