News Release Archives

Jeffrey Nolan recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Deepwater Horizon investigation

Jeffrey Nolan, Manager of DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division, was recognized Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Excellence in Criminal Enforcement in the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in April 2010.

03/04/15
DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits

PLEASE NOTE*****NEW LOCATION****FOR NEW ORLEANS AREA TRAINING CLASS

03/03/15
Zachary man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of gasoline and diesel fuel

A Zachary man was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the 18th Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Leon Wallace, 58, of 23291 Plank Road, Zachary, illegally dumped gasoline and diesel fuel behind a Port Allen video poker casino in January 2013.

02/12/15
DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to Evangeline Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Evangeline Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, 'Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time.' The program's goal is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting the area's drinking water.

02/12/15
Orleans Parish Man pleads guilty to illegally dumping waste tires in Algiers

An Orleans Parish man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Michele A. Morris, 54, of Algiers, illegally dumped solid waste near 178 Woodland Parkway in Algiers in January 2013.

02/04/15
DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is sponsoring free training sessions for communities, businesses and other organizations that will give them an understanding of DEQ construction stormwater permits. These sessions will provide an overview of stormwater general permits and the requirements for operators of construction projects to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater. An emphasis will be placed on new requirements in the 2014 Large Construction General Permit, LAR100000.

02/04/15
St. Mary Drinking Water Protection Program schedules second committee meeting

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program Team has been working with citizens in St. Mary Parish to protect their drinking water. A committee has been formed and the program has scheduled a second meeting.

01/16/15
News Releases & Media Advisories Is your home or commercial sewage treatment system working properly? LDEQ offers tips on how to maintain your system

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program Team has been working with citizens in St. Mary Parish to protect their drinking water. A committee has been formed and the program has scheduled a second meeting.

01/16/15