News Release Archives

DEQ EnviroFlash notification system helps citizens monitor air quality

May is Air Quality Awareness Month and the start of ozone season. This is the time of year when knowing about air quality is most important because of the increased possibility of ozone formation on hot, dry summer days. An easy way to keep informed about air quality is through the EnviroFlash notification system. EnviroFlash is a free e-mail alert system that delivers air quality information straight to an inbox or phone. To subscribe, citizens can fill in basic information such as the frequency with which they would like to receive notifications, e-mail address and ZIP code. The subscriber will then receive alerts either daily or when ozone or particle pollution is expected to be unhealthy. Another benefit to subscribing to EnviroFlash is that DEQ will send out manual emails to subscribers when there is an event such as a fire that affects the air quality.

St. Charles, St James and St. John parishes to hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection day in Destrehan and Laplace

St. Charles, St. James and St. John parishes are holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday, April 14, at two locations. In Destrehan, residents can drop off their waste at Jerusalem Shriners Hall, 1940 Ormond Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in Laplace, Plaza Laplace Shopping Center, 1921 Airline Hwy (New Wine Ministries parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All residents of those parishes are invited to bring household hazardous waste to either location so the waste can be disposed of properly.

Bossier Parish receives funding to build wastewater infrastructure

Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Bossier Parish Police Jury celebrated a loan closure for $17,750,000. The funds will be used for a portion of the construction of wastewater infrastructure for the newly established Bossier Parish Consolidated Waterworks and Sewerage District #1.

Houma Company pleads guilty in federal court to felony violation of the Clean Water Act

CTCO Shipyard of Louisiana, LLC, 141 Bayou Dularge Road, Houma, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday to an environmental crime for violating the terms of its permit for over a year and a half, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Lafayette Parish woman arrested for illegal disposal of septic tank wastes

Today, deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sherriff�s Office warrant squad arrested a Lafayette woman for the alleged illegal storage and disposal of grease and septic tank wastes The arrest was pursuant to an arrest warrant obtained by investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

DEQ addresses water quality concerns at Jackson Parish Watershed meeting

Monday, March 19, scientists from the Department of Environmental Quality participated in a meeting with the Jackson Parish Watershed District to discuss the status of Caney Lake, located near Chatham in Jackson Parish.

EPA commends DEQ on electronic discharge monitoring report program

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is leading the nation with 31 percent of the electronic Discharge Monitoring Reports (eDMRs) submitted by regulated parties.

Iberville Parish man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of pollutants

Yesterday, an Iberville Parish man pled guilty to violations of Louisiana's Water Control Law and the Environmental Quality Act in state district court.