News Release Archives

Holiday recycling tips from DEQ

Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more garbage in December than any other month. Reducing, recycling and reusing helps reduce trash and keeps it out of the environment and landfills. 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.

12/03/13
Hands-on training offered by DEQ for NetDMR online reporting

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering training for permit holders on the use of the NetDMR online application for the submission of discharge monitoring reports. A Discharge Monitoring Report, known as a DMR, is a self-reporting document that is generated by those who hold a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information pertaining to water discharges into waters of the state.

12/02/13
Iberville Parish man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of pollutants

An Iberville Parish man was sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the 18th Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana's Water Control Law and the Environmental Quality Act for the second time in three years. Tommy M. Francise, 58, of Plaquemine, illegally dumped wastes, and grease into a drainage canal behind his residence on Talbot Drive in Plaquemine.

11/13/13
Former plant manager sentenced on environmental crimes in St. James Parish

A former Ascension parish resident was sentenced yesterday for illegally discharging wastes from the Armant Environmental Services (AES) plant, a now-closed wastewater treatment facility in Vacherie, Louisiana.

11/05/13
DEQ Drinking Water Protection Team moves into Caldwell Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality recently selected Caldwell Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, "Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time." The goal of the program is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting local drinking water sources. Do you know what your drinking water source is and how to protect it? The DEQ Drinking Water Protection Team has the answers to those and many other questions.

10/31/13
Evangeline Parish man pleads guilty to illegally burning waste tires

Today, an Evangeline Parish man who was arrested on March 27, for illegally burning waste tires in the town of Basile, pled guilty to state criminal environmental charges in 13th Judicial District Court in Ville Platte.

10/24/13
DEQ Drinking Water Protection Program moves into Ascension Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Ascension 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 public awareness and participation in protecting their drinking water sources.

10/22/13
Cooperative Agreement for remedial action for Bayou d'Inde in the Calcasieu Estuary signed

Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality signed the Cooperative Agreement for Remedial Action for Bayou d'Inde in the Calcasieu Estuary. The agreement was also signed by the other participating parties: Citgo, PPG, Axiall, Occidental Chemical Corporation and Oxy USA, Inc.

10/09/13