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LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) announced today it will institute a series of technical measures aimed at reducing emissions of chloroprene from its LaPlace, La., facility.

11/22/16
Open burning of flood debris is against the law

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents affected by the recent flood to refrain from open burning of debris.

08/24/16
Inside DEQ: Mobile Air Monitoring Lab (MAML)

Dr. Brown gives a tour of the Mobile Air Monitoring Lab and explains its functions.

06/17/16
Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held March 23

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DEQ Galvez Building Conference Center, Oliver Pollock Room , 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Parking is available in the Galvez Building Parking Garage.

03/18/16
DEQ offers statewide workshops on nonpoint source pollution

Are you familiar with nonpoint source pollution? Do you know what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it? If not, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring four free training sessions on nonpoint source pollution for communities, businesses and interested parties.

02/25/16
Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held March 23

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. the DEQ Galvez Building, Oliver Pollock Room, 602 North 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Parking is available in the Galvez Building Parking Garage.

02/19/16
Avoyelles Parish man arrested for illegal disposal of waste tires

On Friday, Feb. 5, deputies from the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested an Avoyelles Parish man for the alleged illegal disposal waste tires in connection with a Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality criminal investigation.

02/10/16
Chuck Carr Brown, Ph.D becomes the 12th DEQ Secretary

Gov. John Bel Edwards named Dr. Chuck Carr Brown secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Jan. 11. Brown’s appointment is a homecoming. He previously worked at DEQ from 2004 to 2008, serving as assistant secretary for environmental services.

01/25/16