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DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes

In response to the severe weather event on April 27 which prompted an Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order, DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes.

05/01/15
EnviroFlash - the easy way to get current air quality information

EnviroFlash, DEQ's free automatic notification system, delivers air quality information to you in a timely and convenient manner. Since next week is Air Quality Awareness week nationally and May is Air Quality Awareness Month and the start of ozone season, knowing the air quality is important in planning activities. Through EnviroFlash, information is available to you on a daily basis or on-demand.

04/22/15
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
NOLA OIL TERMINAL PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CANCELED

The 6 p.m. public hearing for the Nola Oil Terminal Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit application scheduled for tonight, April 14, has been canceled due to inclement weather. The hearing was to have been held at the Belle Chasse Auditorium in Belle Chasse. The LDEQ Office of Environmental Services will reschedule this public hearing at a future date.

04/14/15
DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to Evangeline Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Evangeline Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, 'Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time.' The program's goal is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting the area's drinking water.

02/12/15
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
News Releases & Media Advisories Is your home or commercial sewage treatment system working properly? LDEQ offers tips on how to maintain your system

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program Team has been working with citizens in St. Mary Parish to protect their drinking water. A committee has been formed and the program has scheduled a second meeting.

01/16/15
State of Louisiana calls on EPA HQ to fulfill responsibility to Louisiana residents and safely dispose of Minden explosives

Today, DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch and Louisiana National Guard Adjutant Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis called on the EPA to fulfill its obligation to Louisiana residents and safely dispose of M6 explosives at Camp Minden. In a letter today, Hatch and Curtis called on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to "intervene to address the persistent mishandling of M6 disposal at Camp Minden by EPA Region 6."

01/16/15