News Release Archives

Ascension Parish reschedules July Recycling Road Show

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show July date has been rescheduled from July 4 to July 11 because of the Independence Day holiday.

06/29/15
Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held July 15

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wed., July 15, 2015 from 8:30 to noon at the St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Drive in Mandeville

06/11/15
Lafourche Parish man sentenced to jail and to pay $50,000 restitution for environmental crime, theft and criminal damage to property

Yesterday, a Lafourche Parish man, who was arrested in September 2014 by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways, pled guilty to this charge in the 17th Judicial District Court in Thibodaux.

05/22/15
DEQ delivers 2015 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes

This week, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality began distributing an updated 2015 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes. The manual contains information pertaining to hurricane/emergency recovery assistance as it relates to permitting, debris collection and environmental cleanup resources.

05/15/15
DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes

In response to the severe weather event on April 27 which prompted an Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order, DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes.

05/01/15
EnviroFlash - the easy way to get current air quality information

EnviroFlash, DEQ's free automatic notification system, delivers air quality information to you in a timely and convenient manner. Since next week is Air Quality Awareness week nationally and May is Air Quality Awareness Month and the start of ozone season, knowing the air quality is important in planning activities. Through EnviroFlash, information is available to you on a daily basis or on-demand.

04/22/15
EPA to Host Free Webinar on Sustainable Solutions for Alexandria and Pineville

Attention local citizens, industry representatives, environmental managers and non-profits: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are sponsoring a free informational webinar on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. CST.

04/15/15
DEQ, LDAF sign agreement to define BMP process

Staff members at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) collaborated and came up with a way to mainstream both agencies' paperwork and regulatory workloads, recycle some valuable assets, stimulate more agricultural production and at the same time, help keep the environment clean and safe for human health.

04/15/15