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:
- Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ
- Clearwater River Subbasin
- Medicine Lodge Creek Subbasin
- Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program Development
- News Release - DEQ seeks comment on draft wastewater reuse permit renewal for city of Lava Hot Springs
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Wastewater Reuse Permit Renewal - City of Lava Hot Springs
- News Release - DEQ extends public comment period on draft certification of Hells Canyon Complex project
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification - Idaho Power Company Hells Canyon Complex Project
- Vendor Opportunities
- West Silver Valley Air Quality