Enviroschool class in Lake Charles rescheduled
The Enviroschool session on Air Permitting 301 scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Outdoor Burn Ban in LaSalle Parish announced by Department of Agriculture and Forestry
LaSalle Parish is currently under an outdoor burn ban. Residents are advised not to burn any materials while the burn ban is in effect. Link: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/alerts/burn-ban-in-effect-for-lasalle-parish/
DEQ sends reminder on Open Burning regulations
Burning waste causes air pollution and the open burning of certain materials is prohibited in Louisiana. There are also local ordinances pertaining to what can and can't be burned. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you are violating the law. Under Title 33, section 1109 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, "no person shall cause or allow the burning of waste or other combustible material on any property owned by him or under his control."
DEQ offers free workshops on air permitting and emissions
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering four free training sessions around the state to help the public understand the DEQ air permitting process and the permitting of air emissions
Holden company chosen to extinguish landfill fire
DEQ and the State Fire Marshal's Office announced today that Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a fire fighting company from Holden, has been contracted to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport.
Louisiana Issues Initial Comments to EPA, Points to Bad Data and Recommends Scrapping New Emission Rule
Today, Secretary Peggy Hatch issued the following initial comments with the accompanying letter to the EPA, highlighting data inaccuracies in the EPA's new emission rule as well as the damaging effects the rule would have on Louisiana's economy:
DEQ issues order requiring HMM to extinguish landfill fires
DEQ announced today that an Order to Close was issued to Harrelson Materials Management, Inc. (HMM). The order was signed by DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch. The Order to Close requires HMM to extinguish fires and subsequently close the company's landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport.