Office of Environmental Assessment

Contact Information

P.O. Box 4314
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4314

Phone: (225) 219-5337
Toll Free: 1-866-896-5337


Assistant Secretary

Roger Gingles

Gingles, who retired from LDEQ after 27 years, came back to become the Assistant Secretary for the newly created Office of Environmental Assessment. Gingles oversees the Divisions of Air Planning and Assesment, Water Planning and Assessment, Underground Storage Tank and Remediation.

Gingles has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Louisiana State University Shreveport and a Master of Science in public health from Tulane.


Air Planning and Assessment - Administrator 

Jason Meyers

Meyers received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State university. Since joining LDEQ in 1997, Meyers worked in the Waste permits Division as an engineer and engineer manager until he became the administrator of Air Planning and Assessment in March 2018.

Remediation - Administrator

Percy Harris

Underground Storage Tanks - Administrator

Gary Fulton

Water Planning and Assessment Division - Administrator

Jonathan McFarland 

McFarland, who joined LDEQ in 2001, is administrator for Water Quality Assessment and Planning. This Division consists of  Water Surveys, Water Standards and Assessment, Water Quality Modeling (TMDLs), Nonpoint Source, Source Water Protection and Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

McFarland is a licensed Louisiana Professional Engineer with a BS in Environmental Engineering from Louisiana State University.