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, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and 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:
- Job Opening - Drinking Water Analyst - Drinking Water Protection & Finance Division, State Office, Boise
- News Release - DEQ recognizes Decking and cities of Meridian and Nampa as 2020 Pollution Prevention Champions
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft FONSI - City of Moyie Springs
- Job Opening - Air Quality Compliance Officer - Boise Regional Office
- News Release - DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to the Camp Fire Inc., Kootenai County
- Job Opening - Regional Engineering Manager - Twin Falls Regional Office
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft 401 Certification – Dry Creek Culvert - Murtaugh Highway District
- Job Opening - Deputy Director - Department of Environmental Quality - Director’s Office, State Office, Boise
- Job Opening - 401 Certification Lead - Surface and Wastewater Division, State Office, Boise
- Public Comment Opportunity - Draft Reuse Permit - Wendell