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Discover DEQ - May 2017 E Newsletter

What’s Inside? Gorgeous spring weather may cause Ozone Action Days, Message from the Secretary, LDEQ reports a 7.4 percent recycling rate for 2015, LDEQ welcomes Nigerian delegation to Louisiana, LDEQ participates in oil spill drill in Lafourche Parish, LDEQ Secretary Dr. Chuck Brown joins LABI panel, Boy Scouts place storm drain markers in Slidell community, Employee Appreciation Day 2017, LDEQ participated in “Kids to Park” day in Zachary May 9, LDEQ On The Move, Who’s Who At LDEQ?

DISCOVER DEQ - April 2017 E News

What’s Inside? Governor Edwards proclaims May to be Air Quality Awareness month Message from the Secretary Dr. Brown speaks about VW Settlement at Louisiana Clean Fuels Odyssey Day Event Hornbeck dedicates CNG station 2017 Envirothon held at the LSU Ag Botanic Gardens Water Quality sampling in West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee parishes LDEQ to work with newly formed Louisiana Recycling Coalition Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore provides a pro-environmental service DEQ On The Move Who’s Who At DEQ?

Governor proclaims May as Air Quality Awareness Month

Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared May Air Quality Awareness Month in Louisiana. Even though the air quality in Louisiana is the best it has been in years, there is still much work to do. May is traditionally the start of ozone season and the proclamation encourages citizens to become familiar with the Air Quality Index, to understand what causes ozone formation and to take voluntary steps to help prevent ozone formation and improve air quality.


What's Inside? Dr. Brown speaks at Leaders Against Litter event, Message from the Secretary, LDEQ presents 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards, Transparency important component in speeches, Watershed Improvement Projects underway in Grant and Vermilion Parishes,Open Burning of household hazardous material is against the law, Facility inspections a key part of LDEQ's environmental protection oversight, Drinking Water Protection Team reaches milestone in protection efforts, LDEQ On The Move, Who's Who At LDEQ?

Baton Rouge area in attainment for ozone

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality announces that on March 21, the Greater Baton Rouge redesignation to attainment became effective for the pollutant ozone. The area includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and West Baton Rouge parishes.

Volkswagen (VW) settlement information

The State of Louisiana through the Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), as the named beneficiary, announces the availability of funds received by means of the Volkswagen Corporation and affiliates partial court settlement. Accordingly, the funds will be dispersed under the supervision of LDEQ.

Carencro man charged with the illegal disposal of used oil

Yesterday, investigators within the Criminal Investigation Section of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality charged a Carencro man for the illegal disposal of used oil into state waters. Roshell Wayne Darjean, 41, is alleged to have illegally discharged 5-10 gallons of used oil into a ditch near Arista Drive in Carencro on Sunday, Jan. 22.