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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.

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.

LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) announced today it will institute a series of technical measures aimed at reducing emissions of chloroprene from its LaPlace, La., facility.

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.

Inside DEQ: Mobile Air Monitoring Lab (MAML)

Dr. Brown gives a tour of the Mobile Air Monitoring Lab and explains its functions.

Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held March 23

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DEQ Galvez Building Conference Center, Oliver Pollock Room , 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Parking is available in the Galvez Building Parking Garage.

DEQ offers statewide workshops on nonpoint source pollution

Are you familiar with nonpoint source pollution? Do you know what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it? If not, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring four free training sessions on nonpoint source pollution for communities, businesses and interested parties.