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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
Asbestos and Lead Workshop to be hosted by DEQ

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will present a free asbestos and lead workshop on May 23. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a summary of the rule revisions of the asbestos regulations, an overview any new lead-based paint activities revisions if they are still being considered by the legislature and issues encountered by DEQ staff this past year. Guest speaker, Glenn Gomes, M.D., will talk about the medical consequences of asbestos exposure. There will be a question-and-answer period. This workshop is open to the public.

05/10/12
DEQ's hazardous waste permitting program commended by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 recently conducted an in-depth review of DEQ's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permitting program regarding hazardous waste permits. This review was to verify that the DEQ program is in line with the policies, responsibilities and procedures established by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 for hazardous waste permitting programs.

05/09/12
Washington Parish man pleads guilty to illegal dumping and burning of tires

A Washington Parish man, arrested in May 2011 for illegal dumping and illegal burning of tires in the town of Angie, plead guilty to the charges on May 3.

05/09/12
Acadia Parish waste tire transporter arrested for felony waste tire fund violations

Today, investigators with 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.

05/03/12