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:
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program: Guidance Development
- Job Opening - Technical Editor - Director’s Office, State Office, Boise
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft hazardous waste closure certification report for Tesoro Logistics Operations, Boise
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Hazardous Waste Closure Certification Report for Tesoro Logistics Operations - Boise
- Job Opening - Onsite Wastewater Coordinator - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Integrated Report
- Northern Idaho Air Quality Plans & Reports
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to city of Lewiston, Nez Perce County
- Job Opening - Environmental Analyst - Water Quality Division, State Office, Boise
- Vendor Opportunities