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 presents check to DEQ pursuant to Temple Inland sentencing
Today, the U S Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Criminal Investigation Division, Special Agent in Charge, Ivan J. Vikin presented a check to DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch for $500,000. This check represents the community service payment to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Environmental Trust fund pursuant to Temple Inland's sentencing on May 29 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, for violating one misdemeanor count of the Clean Water Act.
DEQ places second in EPA national EnviroFlash Challenge
DEQ placed second in the 2013 EnviroFlash Challenge by adding479 new subscribers from April 8 to May 31. Thirty agencies throughout the nation competed and recruited a total of 2,179 new subscribers nationwide.
Livingston Parish Drinking Water Protection Committee to hold meeting
The public is invited to attend the Livingston Parish Drinking Water Protection Program Committee Meeting, Tuesday, June 4, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the city of Walker DPW Building, 13730 Ballpark Road, Walker.
Public Input requested on RECAP Appendix D
RECAP is the regulation which DEQ utilizes to evaluate and clean up sites within the state with potential impact to the groundwater and/or soil (such as a large oil leak, illegal dumping event or chemical release). The RECAP regulation establishes DEQ's minimum remediation standards for present
DEQ to initiate watershed inspection project in southwestern Louisiana
In mid-May, environmental scientists from the Southwestern Regional Office of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will be commencing a comprehensive water quality investigation of the watersheds in Calcasieu Parish.
Vidalia man pleads guilty to illegal discharges in state waters
Today, Carr William Brown, 53, of Vidalia entered a plea of guilty as a result of the illegal discharges of pollutants into state waters in Cameron Parish. Brown is an employee of Mandeville-based T&F Oil Company.
DEQ to conduct Dye Survey on Bayou Lafourche from Napoleonville to Thibodaux
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will perform the second phase of a series of dye studies on Bayou Lafourche in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes. The study will start the week of April 15 and end the week of April 22.