City of Zachary closes a $9,300,000 loan for sewage upgrades
Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Zachary celebrated a loan closure in the amount of $9,300,000 for use on the rehabilitation and replacement of sewer collection lines and pump stations in areas throughout the city.
** 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.
Asbestos and Lead Workshop to be hosted by DEQ
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will present a free asbestos and lead workshop on May 23. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a summary of the rule revisions of the asbestos regulations, an overview any new lead-based paint activities revisions if they are still being considered by the legislature and issues encountered by DEQ staff this past year. Guest speaker, Glenn Gomes, M.D., will talk about the medical consequences of asbestos exposure. There will be a question-and-answer period. This workshop is open to the public.
DEQ's hazardous waste permitting program commended by EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 recently conducted an in-depth review of DEQ's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permitting program regarding hazardous waste permits. This review was to verify that the DEQ program is in line with the policies, responsibilities and procedures established by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 for hazardous waste permitting programs.
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.
Bossier Parish receives funding to build wastewater infrastructure
Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Bossier Parish Police Jury celebrated a loan closure for $17,750,000. The funds will be used for a portion of the construction of wastewater infrastructure for the newly established Bossier Parish Consolidated Waterworks and Sewerage District #1.