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Louisiana tribe, business and educator win Gulf Guardian Awards 11/30/17
First Extension of Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - in the matter of Hurricane Harvey

First Extension of Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - in the matter of Hurricane Harvey

10/31/17
Under Agreement with Justice Department and EPA, ExxonMobil to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Eight US Chemical Plants

Under Agreement with Justice Department and EPA, ExxonMobil to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Eight US Chemical Plants

10/31/17
Sixth Extension of Seventh Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order

In the Matter of Severe Weather - 8/12/2016

09/27/17
Gingles named assistant secretary for Office of Environmental Assessment

Roger Gingles, executive management officer with LDEQ’s Office of Environmental Assessment, was named assistant secretary for that office Aug. 30. In his new capacity, Roger will oversee the Air Planning and Assessment Division, the Remediation Division, the Water Planning and Assessment Division and the Underground Storage Tanks Division.

08/30/17
EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana 08/29/17
EPA to conduct field work at Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, La.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started to conduct work for the remedial investigation of the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The activities will be conducted in phases, with the first phase involving the collection of soil, sediment, ground water and surface water samples to support the remedial investigation.

06/20/17
LDEQ presents 2017 ELP Awards

LDEQ hosted the Environmental Leadership Awards at the LDEQ headquarters in the Galvez building in downtown Baton Rouge. LDEQ Secretary Dr. Chuck Brown recognized the ELP winners environmental achievements. Members of ELP were commended for their voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental outreach initiatives, and environmental ordinances that went above and beyond regulatory compliance to improve the environment.

03/22/17