News Release Archives

Bossier Parish receives funding to build wastewater infrastructure

Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Bossier Parish Police Jury celebrated a loan closure for $17,750,000. The funds will be used for a portion of the construction of wastewater infrastructure for the newly established Bossier Parish Consolidated Waterworks and Sewerage District #1.

Houma Company pleads guilty in federal court to felony violation of the Clean Water Act

CTCO Shipyard of Louisiana, LLC, 141 Bayou Dularge Road, Houma, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday to an environmental crime for violating the terms of its permit for over a year and a half, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Lafayette Parish woman arrested for illegal disposal of septic tank wastes

Today, deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sherriff�s Office warrant squad arrested a Lafayette woman for the alleged illegal storage and disposal of grease and septic tank wastes The arrest was pursuant to an arrest warrant obtained by investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

DEQ addresses water quality concerns at Jackson Parish Watershed meeting

Monday, March 19, scientists from the Department of Environmental Quality participated in a meeting with the Jackson Parish Watershed District to discuss the status of Caney Lake, located near Chatham in Jackson Parish.

EPA commends DEQ on electronic discharge monitoring report program

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is leading the nation with 31 percent of the electronic Discharge Monitoring Reports (eDMRs) submitted by regulated parties.

Iberville Parish man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of pollutants

Yesterday, an Iberville Parish man pled guilty to violations of Louisiana's Water Control Law and the Environmental Quality Act in state district court.

DEQ paint swap recycled 125 five-gallon buckets of paint

The Greater Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day and Paint Swap was held on Saturday, March 10. East Baton Rouge residents brought household hazardous materials and leftover paint to Memorial Stadium parking lot. More than 430 residents dropped off recyclables.

Hands-on training offered by DEQ for NetDMR online reporting

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 that have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information pertaining to water discharges into waters of the state.