News Release Archives

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
DEQ Enviroschool to host free LPDES General Permit workshops in June

DEQ's Enviroschool program is hosting free sessions on the Louisiana Pollution Discharge Elimination System general water discharge permits in four locations around the state in June. The session on LPDES permits will provide an understanding of water discharge applicability, outfall schedules and how effluent limits and requirements are derived. It will also include a basic overview of stormwater general permits and requirements and preview several new general permits.

05/22/12
** Notice to Major Sources of Greenhouse Gases **

If you are the owner or operator of a stationary source that emits, or has the potential to emit, 100,000 tons per year or more of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), and you have not been issued or applied for a Title V permit, federal and state regulations require you to apply for a Title V permit on or before July 1, 2012.

05/18/12
Louisiana Environmental Health Association to hold 2012 Annual Business Meeting

The Louisiana Environmental Health Association will hold its 2012 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 24, at the LMOGA House, 730 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.

05/10/12