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:
- News Release - DEQ prepares IPDES preliminary draft permit for the city of Council
- News Release - DEQ extends public comment period on draft IPDES permit for Princeton-Hampton Water and Sewer District
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft IPDES Permit - Princeton-Hampton Water and Sewer District
- Public Comment Opportunity - IPDES Settlement - City of Priest River
- News Release - DEQ seeks public comment on a proposed settlement action with the City of Priest River Drinking Water Facility
- Job Opening - On-site Wastewater Analyst - Surface and Wastewater Division, State Office, Boise
- News Release - DEQ seeks community participation in developing IPDES permitting and compliance user’s guide
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES permit for City of Viola
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Black Lake Sands - East Shore Marina
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft IPDES Permit - City of Viola - Fourmile Creek