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McNeely named DEQ assistant secretary for environmental compliance

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch named Chance McNeely assistant secretary for environmental compliance, a recently vacated unclassified position, effective Jan. 12. McNeely was previously a policy advisor in the Office of the Governor where he served as a liaison to DEQ.

01/09/15
EPA sets up website to provide Camp Minden information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has establish a website to provide public access to information about the project to dispose of explosives at the Camp Minden site in Webster Parish.

12/23/14
EPA settlements with violators benefit communities

Agreements will result in more than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in La., Texas and N.M.

12/18/14
Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ

"Tis the season to be jolly" and tis the season to create more waste and garbage than any other. Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more garbage in December than any other month. A little planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills and reuse can even produce useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

12/02/14
DEQ comments on EPA Clean Power Plan 12/02/14
Louisiana Waste Tire Program Task Force Meeting

This meeting has been scheduled on 12/3/2014 to study, report and make recommendations the DEQ Waste Tire program

12/01/14
Enviroschool class in Lake Charles rescheduled

The Enviroschool session on Air Permitting 301 scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3.

11/10/14
Washington Parish School Board must institute asbestos handling training

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today that his office has agreed to defer prosecution on the bill of information it filed against the Washington Parish School Board ("school board") charging it with a felony violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to notify the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality of the 2011 demolition of the Old Pine High School which contained regulated asbestos containing material.

11/03/14