News Release Archives

Open burning of flood debris in Louisiana is harmful and illegal

Household debris must be disposed of properly

02/17/17
LDEQ Raises Awareness to Protect Drinking Water

Over the next few months, members of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water Protection Team will be visiting local businesses to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the source of drinking water in St. Tammany Parish.

01/13/17
Is Your Home or Commercial Sewage Treatment System Working Properly?

Tips to Maintaining Home Sewage Treatment Systems

01/13/17
LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility

On Jan. 6, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Denka Performance Elastomer signed a formal document that outlines the company’s voluntary commitment to reduce emissions of the chemical chloroprene. Under the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), emissions reductions devices will be installed on a set schedule, culminating with the installation of the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) by the end of the 4th quarter of 2017.

01/10/17
Baton Rouge's 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area re-designated to attainment status

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency re-designated the Greater Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area (BRNA) to attainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. The state of Louisiana submitted a request for EPA to re-designate the BRNA to attainment status and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the area. This is another milestone in Louisiana’s continuing effort to improve air quality.

12/15/16
LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) announced today it will institute a series of technical measures aimed at reducing emissions of chloroprene from its LaPlace, La., facility.

11/22/16
Open burning of flood debris is against the law

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents affected by the recent flood to refrain from open burning of debris.

08/24/16
Inside DEQ: Mobile Air Monitoring Lab (MAML)

Dr. Brown gives a tour of the Mobile Air Monitoring Lab and explains its functions.

06/17/16