Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Oct. 14
An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 to noon at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator, 1501 Wimbledon Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71301. The workshop will be a unique opportunity to hear from federal, state and local law enforcement regarding environmental crimes and environmental laws. Speakers will provide important information regarding the laws and actions regarding illegal dumping and burning, water pollution, littering and air pollution.
Ouachita River 2015 Water Sweep to be held Sept. 19
A litter and debris cleanup effort along the Ouachita River and surrounding waterways in the Monroe and West Monroe area will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The "2015 Water Sweep" will be staffed by volunteers who donate their time and personal watercraft to remove debris along the river and shoreline.
DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to St. Martin Parish
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected St. Martin Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, "Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time." The program's goal is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting their area's drinking water.
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnership Category
The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.
2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards
Tell us who about an Everyday Hero who helps fight litter in your community. Nominations are now open for the 2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards until September 10, 2015.
DEQ offers hands-on training for NetDMR online reporting in three locations
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering training for permittees on the use of the NetDMR online application for the submission of discharge monitoring reports. A discharge monitoring report, known as a DMR, is a self-reporting document that is generated by permittees who have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information about discharges into waters of the state.
DEQ postpones Tubal-Cain hearing, extends comment period
Today, Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch announced the public hearing on Tubal-Cain's permit application will be postponed until Aug. 18. The public comment period will also be extended until Aug. 31.