DISCOVER DEQ - E NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2017
What's Inside? Dr. Brown speaks at Leaders Against Litter event, Message from the Secretary, LDEQ presents 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards, Transparency important component in speeches, Watershed Improvement Projects underway in Grant and Vermilion Parishes,Open Burning of household hazardous material is against the law, Facility inspections a key part of LDEQ's environmental protection oversight, Drinking Water Protection Team reaches milestone in protection efforts, LDEQ On The Move, Who's Who At LDEQ?
Comprehensive Environmental Protection
The Department’s mission is to promote and protect health, safety and welfare while considering sound policies regarding employment and economic development.
DEQ prepares for potential Red River, Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River flooding
– In response to the heavy rainfall that occurred over the past month, the Louisiana
Department of Environmental Quality has prepared for rising water levels along the Red River, Mississippi
River and Atchafalaya River throughout the state.
Texas Oil and Gas Company pleads guilty to felony
United States Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, announced that
WALTER OIL & GAS COMPANY, a Texas corporation residing in Houston, Texas, pled
guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information which charged the company with failing to provide
notification to the National Response Center of a hazardous discharge, in violation of Title 33,
United States Code, Section 1321(b)(5)(C). This charge relates to WALTER OIL & GAS
COMPANY’s oil and gas production in the Grand Isle area of the Gulf of Mexico.
DEQ and EPA hold Timeless Treasures ceremony in New Iberia
In May, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of New Iberia celebrated the completion of a Brownfields and Ready for Reuse project for the Timeless Treasures site in New Iberia. Plaques were awarded to the city of New Iberia and the Brownfields participants in the remediation: Acadiana Regional Development, KourCo Environmental Services, Inc., Leaaf Environmental and Berard Habetz & Associates, Inc. A Ready for Reuse determination letter and certificate signifying that the land has been cleaned and can be put back into use was presented to New Iberia Mayor Hilda Daigre Curry.
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 May is Air Quality Awareness Month and the start of ozone season, knowing the air quality is important in planning your activities. Through EnviroFlash, information is available to you on a daily basis or on demand.