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News Release Archives

DEQ Biosolids workshop rescheduled for September 27

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has rescheduled the EPA Biosolids Workshop originally scheduled for September 5 in Baton Rouge. The free workshop will cover the EPA Part 503 requirements on sewage sludge. Topics include general provisions, production and use, land application, inspection issues and compliance.

09/13/12
DEQ encourages citizens to report illegal dumping during Hurricane Isaac recovery

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents in Hurricane Isaac affected areas to report illegal dumping to local law enforcement and DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division. Illegal dumping is a serious crime and violators could be sentenced to up to one year in jail and a twenty-five thousand dollar fine.

09/13/12
EPA Grants Multistate Fuel Waiver

Waiver granted in effort to minimize disruption of fuel distribution.

09/05/12
DEQ encourages residents to dispose of storm debris

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents in affected by Hurricane Isaac areas to collect trash and debris and place them curbside for proper disposal. Household chemicals can become hazardous in storm-damaged homes. Examples of materials that may need special disposal or recycling include electronics, batteries, computer hardware, paint, cleaning products, solvents, and lawn and garden products. Materials should be sorted curbside to help expedite cleanup efforts

09/04/12
DEQ cancels Biosolids Workshop and will reschedule in late September

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is cancelling the Biosolids Workshop scheduled for September 5, 2012 in Baton Rouge. The Biosolids Workshop was scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the DEQ headquarters, 602 N. 5th Street, Baton Rouge in the Oliver Pollock Room of the DEQ Conference Center. The workshop will be rescheduled in late September.

09/04/12
DEQ warns residents to exercise caution around floodwater

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is reminding people in the impacted area of Hurricane Isaac and the flooding aftermath to be cautious around orphaned containers and sheens on the water.

09/04/12
DEQ continually monitoring bubbling sites in Assumption Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is testing and monitoring the three new bubble sites on Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and the Triche Canal.

09/04/12
Office of Conservation, DEQ Announces Results of EPA Aerial Survey of Bayou Corne Area

EPA analysis finds no evidence of detectable concentrations of natural gas or elevated radiation levels near sinkhole Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has returned a report on last week's aerial survey of the Bayou Corne area, with findings indicating no detectable concentrations of natural gas or other chemicals in the atmosphere and no elevated radiation levels related to cavern operations.

09/04/12