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.
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.
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.
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.
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.