DISCOVER DEQ - E NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2017
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.
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.