Washington Parish man pleads guilty to illegal dumping and burning of tires
A Washington Parish man, arrested in May 2011 for illegal dumping and illegal burning of tires in the town of Angie, plead guilty to the charges on May 3.
Acadia Parish waste tire transporter arrested for felony waste tire fund violations
Today, investigators with 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.
Ribbon cutting ceremony held for St. Landry Parish Landfill Gas Station
Today, representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, as well as other state and local officials, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the St. Landry Parish landfill to commemorate the opening of its landfill gas fueling station. The event was hosted by the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District.
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.
St. Charles, St James and St. John parishes to hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection day in Destrehan and Laplace
St. Charles, St. James and St. John parishes are holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday, April 14, at two locations. In Destrehan, residents can drop off their waste at Jerusalem Shriners Hall, 1940 Ormond Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in Laplace, Plaza Laplace Shopping Center, 1921 Airline Hwy (New Wine Ministries parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All residents of those parishes are invited to bring household hazardous waste to either location so the waste can be disposed of properly.
DEQ paint swap recycled 125 five-gallon buckets of paint
The Greater Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day and Paint Swap was held on Saturday, March 10. East Baton Rouge residents brought household hazardous materials and leftover paint to Memorial Stadium parking lot. More than 430 residents dropped off recyclables.
DEQ, Senator Mike Walsworth present EPA grant to ULM
Peggy Hatch, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and Senator Mike Walsworth, chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, presented an EPA grant to the University of Louisiana at Monroe today in Monroe. Dr. Nick J. Bruno, president of ULM, and Dr. Kevin Baer, principal investigator and toxicology department chair, accepted the grant.
Environmental Leadership Awards recognize voluntary pollution reductions
Today, Secretary Peggy Hatch of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality was joined by Senator Mike Walsworth, chair, Senate Environmental Quality Committee, to recognize environmental achievements at the 2012 Environmental Leadership Program Awards ceremony. New and existing members of ELP were commended for their voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental education and outreach initiatives. The ceremony highlighted projects that went above and beyond regulatory compliance to substantially improve the quality of the environment. In 2012, the ELP enrolled 15 new members.