Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act (Idaho Code §39-101 et seq) to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution. 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.

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1410 N. Hilton , Boise , Idaho 83706 USA

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Business Type:
Government agency
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Locally (one state or province)

DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act (Idaho Code Title 39) 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. DEQ manages a broad range of activities including:

  • assessment of environmental problems;
  • oversight of facilities that generate air, water, and hazardous waste pollution;
  • monitoring of air and water quality;
  • cleanup of contaminated sites; and
  • education, outreach, and technical assistance to businesses, local government agencies, and interested citizens.

The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions. DEQ's Director is Curt Fransen. He was appointed to this position by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter in February 2012, after serving five years as the agency’s Deputy Director. His career includes serving as Chief of the Environmental Quality Section of the Attorney General’s Natural Resources Division. He is a graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.