Air News Archives

DEQ presents air quality information in Shreveport

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality held a meeting in Shreveport on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Ozone Advance Program today. The meeting was held at the Bossier City Civic Center, Bodcau Room, with the Coordinating and Development Corporation, the North Louisiana Council of Governments, and various governmental leaders. DEQ staff presented an overview of the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone along with a synopsis of the current ozone conditions in Shreveport Region.

City of New Orleans holding a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Sat., June 9 05/31/12
** Notice to Major Sources of Greenhouse Gases **

If you are the owner or operator of a stationary source that emits, or has the potential to emit, 100,000 tons per year or more of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), and you have not been issued or applied for a Title V permit, federal and state regulations require you to apply for a Title V permit on or before July 1, 2012.

Louisiana Environmental Health Association to hold 2012 Annual Business Meeting

The Louisiana Environmental Health Association will hold its 2012 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 24, at the LMOGA House, 730 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Washington Parish man pleads guilty to illegal dumping and burning of tires

A Washington Parish man, arrested in May 2011 for illegal dumping and illegal burning of tires in the town of Angie, plead guilty to the charges on May 3.

Governor proclaims May as Air Quality Awareness Month

Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared May as Air Quality Awareness Month in Louisiana. May is traditionally the start of ozone season and the proclamation was made to encourage citizens to become familiar with the Air Quality Index, to understand what causes ozone formation and to take voluntary steps to help prevent the formation and improve air quality.

DEQ Enviroschool offers Permits 101: Understanding the Basics Workshop

In May, the Enviroschool program of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering free workshops on Permits 101: Understanding the Basics. This workshop will give participants an understanding of what permits are, the different types of permits and the permitting process within each media - air, water and waste.

American Lung Association report shows improvement in Louisiana's air quality

The American Lung Association's State of the Air report was released today and demonstrates the improvement in air quality throughout Louisiana. Several cities were listed as cleanest in the nation for particle pollution, known as PM 2.5, with Monroe-Bastrop listed as one of the top seven cleanest cities in the nation for PM 2.5 and ozone combined.