To protect human health
and preserve the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water
for use and enjoyment today and in the future.
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:
- Lower Boise TAC for Water Quality Trading Meeting - 10/27/16
- Lower Boise River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for Nu-West Industries, Soda Springs
- News Release - DEQ finalizes Water Body Assessment Guidance
- Lead in Drinking Water
- Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Air Quality Permit to Construct - Nu-West Industries - Soda Springs
- Beneficial Use Reconnaissance Program
- Monitoring and Assessment
- News Release - Western Trailer, Boise, applies to DEQ for air quality permit to construct
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on proposed air quality permit to construct for YMC, Meridian