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Jefferson Parish wins awards from the Water Environment Federation

Jefferson Parish won several 2016 MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards gold certificates from the Water Environment Federation for the Innovation and Management of their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) and going above and beyond regulatory requirements.

    Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation receives $60,000 grant from EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $60,000 to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to help protect and restore urban waters in the New Orleans area. The grant will also support community revitalization and other local priorities.

      DEQ offers hands-on training for NetDMR online reporting in Baton Rouge

      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.

        EPA Awards up to $120,000 to south Louisiana Non-profit

        The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corporation are addressing environmental justice issues in south Louisiana through a competitive cooperative agreement. The community-based non-profit will receive up to $120,000 to support a two-year project.

        Discover DEQ - September 2016 newsletter

          Third Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the Matter of Severe Weather Event of Aug. 12, 2016

          LDEQ recognized at Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards Banquet in Baton Rouge

          Keep Louisiana Beautiful held its awards banquet at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Heidelberg Ballroom Sept. 28.

            Debris removal work continues to progress with most flood-damaged areas showing visible improvement as haulers work their way through neighborhoods

            LDEQ Secretary Chuck Carr Brown addressed the issue of removal of flood debris from in front of businesses after a Wall Street Journal reporter last week suggested businesses were concerned about having to pay large debris removal costs.

            Companies report debris removal progress

            To expedite debris removal after a successful trial run, LDEQ has extended permission for night hauling from the North Sherwood Forest temporary debris staging site for Ronaldson Field Landfill. Waste haulers under contract to DRC Emergency Services use the site to deposit loads of debris during the day where it can be sorted and moved later to the permanent landfill.

            LDEQ approves trial of evening debris removal operations

            LDEQ today authorized DRC to begin a trial of evening operations to move debris staged at the North Sherwood Forest temporary location to the Ronaldson Field Landfill. DRC is the emergency services company contracted by East Baton Rouge Parish to handle debris removal after the severe weather event in August. The trial run begins Friday, Sept. 2, at approximately 6 p.m. and will continue each night for four nights.

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