LDEQ Raises Awareness to Protect Drinking Water
Over the next few months, members of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water Protection Team will be visiting local businesses to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the source of drinking water in St. Tammany Parish.
LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility
On Jan. 6, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Denka Performance
Elastomer signed a formal document that outlines the company’s voluntary commitment to reduce emissions of the chemical chloroprene. Under the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), emissions reductions devices will be installed on a set schedule, culminating with the installation of the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) by the end of the 4th quarter of 2017.
Comprehensive Environmental Protection
The Department’s mission is to promote and protect health, safety and welfare while considering sound policies regarding employment and economic development.
Baton Rouge's 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area re-designated to attainment status
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency re-designated the Greater Baton Rouge
Nonattainment Area (BRNA) to attainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. The state of Louisiana
submitted a request for EPA to re-designate the BRNA to attainment status and to approve a State
Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the area. This is another milestone in
Louisiana’s continuing effort to improve air quality.
Open burning of flood debris is against the law
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents affected by the
recent flood to refrain from open burning of debris.
California Woman and Her Company Sentenced for Clean Air Act Violation
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CHEERY WAY, INC., and ELAINE CHIU, age 60, a resident of San Francisco, California, were sentenced today by the Honorable Susie Morgan to five years of probation, a $500,000 fine, and $162,520 in restitution to workers for medical monitoring costs for violating notification requirements under the Clean Air Act.
Inside DEQ: Mobile Air Monitoring Lab (MAML)
Dr. Brown gives a tour of the Mobile Air Monitoring Lab and explains its functions.