News Release Archives

DEQ presents air quality information in Shreveport

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality held a meeting in Shreveport on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Ozone Advance Program today. The meeting was held at the Bossier City Civic Center, Bodcau Room, with the Coordinating and Development Corporation, the North Louisiana Council of Governments, and various governmental leaders. DEQ staff presented an overview of the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone along with a synopsis of the current ozone conditions in Shreveport Region.

07/12/12
Hands-on training offered by DEQ for NetDMR online reporting

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering training for permittees 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 permittees that have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information pertaining to water discharges into waters of the state.

07/05/12
Acadia Parish waste tire transport company owner arrested on waste tire fund violations

Today, investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested the owner of a waste tire transport company on numerous felony counts related to the Louisiana Waste Tire Management Fund.

06/20/12
Laboratories must submit data to DEQ under new EPA rule

Accredited and in-house laboratories that submit data to DEQ will be required to adhere to new U.S, Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. EPA recently updated its "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures", also known as the "Method Update Rule." The new rule was published on May 18, 2012 and will take effect on June 18, 2012.

06/07/12
Legislative Auditor finds DEQ Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund compliant 06/05/12
City of New Orleans holding a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Sat., June 9 05/31/12
Acadia Parish waste tire transporter arrested on waste tire fund violations

Today, investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested a waste tire transporter from Church Point on numerous felony counts related to the Louisiana Waste Tire Management Fund.

05/24/12
City of Zachary closes a $9,300,000 loan for sewage upgrades

Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Zachary celebrated a loan closure in the amount of $9,300,000 for use on the rehabilitation and replacement of sewer collection lines and pump stations in areas throughout the city.

05/22/12