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EPA to Host Free Webinar on Sustainable Solutions for Alexandria and Pineville

Attention local citizens, industry representatives, environmental managers and non-profits: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are sponsoring a free informational webinar on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. CST.

04/15/15
DEQ awards contract to compact, close Harrelson Landfill

DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch announced today that DEQ has awarded a contract to close the Harrelson Landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport to Murphy Brothers Trucking and Construction, LLC of Acadia, La. The landfill will be closed by placing a two foot thick layer of clay and six-inch layer of topsoil over the entire disposal area. The disposal area will then be seeded and fertilized to return the site to a more natural appearance. Following closure, the final cover will be monitored for erosion and other potential problems for a minimum of three years.

04/02/15
DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits

PLEASE NOTE*****NEW LOCATION****FOR NEW ORLEANS AREA TRAINING CLASS

03/03/15
Orleans Parish Man pleads guilty to illegally dumping waste tires in Algiers

An Orleans Parish man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Michele A. Morris, 54, of Algiers, illegally dumped solid waste near 178 Woodland Parkway in Algiers in January 2013.

02/04/15
DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is sponsoring free training sessions for communities, businesses and other organizations that will give them an understanding of DEQ construction stormwater permits. These sessions will provide an overview of stormwater general permits and the requirements for operators of construction projects to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater. An emphasis will be placed on new requirements in the 2014 Large Construction General Permit, LAR100000.

02/04/15
EPA settlements with violators benefit communities

Agreements will result in more than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in La., Texas and N.M.

12/18/14
DEQ comments on EPA Clean Power Plan 12/02/14
Louisiana Waste Tire Program Task Force Meeting

This meeting has been scheduled on 12/3/2014 to study, report and make recommendations the DEQ Waste Tire program

12/01/14