LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility
On Jan. 6, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Denka Performance
Elastomer signed a formal document that outlines the company’s voluntary commitment to reduce emissions of the chemical chloroprene. Under the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), emissions reductions devices will be installed on a set schedule, culminating with the installation of the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) by the end of the 4th quarter of 2017.
DEQ Announces reissuance of General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities (5 Acres or More)
General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities (5 Acres or More) was reissued on September 3, 2014.
DEQ delivers 2014 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes
This week, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality began distributing an updated 2014 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. This is the third year DEQ has compiled the manual for the parishes.
DEQ sends reminder about open burning regulations
It is dry in Louisiana right now and wildfires could be started easily, so it is important to know the regulations and laws concerning open burning in the state. When people burn waste, it causes air pollution and, in some cases, can be illegal. Open burning of certain materials is prohibited in Louisiana. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you could be subject to a fine.
Environmental Regulation Update sessions scheduled through DEQ Enviroschool
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Enviroschool will host four free sessions on environmental regulation updates. The sessions will provide a review of some state and federal regulations and their implications. Included in the sessions will be help in understanding the delegation of authority to DEQ, how regulations govern the DEQ activities and processes and how the public can participate in the rule making process. The session will also include a review of any new regulatory changes resulting from of the recent legislative session.
EPA Grants Multistate Fuel Waiver
Waiver granted in effort to minimize disruption of fuel distribution.
DEQ announces modification of Sewage Sludge General Permit
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Water Permits Division has announced a modification to the Sewage Sludge and Biosolids Use or Disposal General Permit, effective August 1, 2012