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Under Agreement with Justice Department and EPA, ExxonMobil to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Eight US Chemical Plants

Under Agreement with Justice Department and EPA, ExxonMobil to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Eight US Chemical Plants

10/31/17
AAPCA Annual Air Report - The Greatest Story Seldom Told 08/03/17
Baton Rouge area in attainment for ozone

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality announces that on March 21, the Greater Baton Rouge redesignation to attainment became effective for the pollutant ozone. The area includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and West Baton Rouge parishes.

03/31/17
Baton Rouge's 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area re-designated to attainment status

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency re-designated the Greater Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area (BRNA) to attainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. The state of Louisiana submitted a request for EPA to re-designate the BRNA to attainment status and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the area. This is another milestone in Louisiana’s continuing effort to improve air quality.

12/15/16
LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) announced today it will institute a series of technical measures aimed at reducing emissions of chloroprene from its LaPlace, La., facility.

11/22/16
Open burning of flood debris is against the law

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents affected by the recent flood to refrain from open burning of debris.

08/24/16
Inside DEQ: Mobile Air Monitoring Lab (MAML)

Dr. Brown gives a tour of the Mobile Air Monitoring Lab and explains its functions.

06/17/16
DEQ offers statewide workshops on nonpoint source pollution

Are you familiar with nonpoint source pollution? Do you know what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it? If not, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring four free training sessions on nonpoint source pollution for communities, businesses and interested parties.

02/25/16