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Delaware Company Fined For Unlawful Discharges of Oil in Jefferson Parish

Cedyco Corporation ordered to cease all operations in Louisiana and divest itself of its Hydrocarbon business interests in the state. A Delaware company was fined $557,000 for negligently discharging oil into the bayous of Jefferson Parish, La., the Department of Justice announced. Cedyco Corporation, headquartered in Houston, was sentenced today in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

08/15/12
DEQ announces modification of Sewage Sludge General Permit

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Water Permits Division has announced a modification to the Sewage Sludge and Biosolids Use or Disposal General Permit, effective August 1, 2012

07/20/12
EPA commends DEQ on RCRA program

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency commended the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on achievements in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program, which is also known as RCRA. RCRA is a federal law that regulates solid and hazardous waste.

07/20/12
Acadia Parish waste tire transport company owner arrested on waste tire fund violations

Today, investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested the owner of a waste tire transport company on numerous felony counts related to the Louisiana Waste Tire Management Fund.

06/20/12
City of New Orleans holding a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Sat., June 9 05/31/12
Acadia Parish waste tire transporter arrested on waste tire fund violations

Today, investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested a waste tire transporter from Church Point on numerous felony counts related to the Louisiana Waste Tire Management Fund.

05/24/12
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.

05/10/12
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.

05/09/12