Hands-on training for NetDMR online reporting offered by DEQ
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.
DEQ presents $45 million loan to the city of Baton Rouge for sewage upgrades
Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality presented a loan in the amount of $45 million to the city of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, through funding under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
East Baton Rouge Parish man arrested for alleged illegal dumping of gasoline and diesel
Today, investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man for the alleged illegal dumping of gasoline and diesel.
DEQ initiates watershed inspection project in eastern St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish
Environmental scientists from the Southeast Regional Office of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have commenced a widespread water quality inspection of the impaired watersheds within eastern St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish.
DEQ to reissue permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has announced that the general permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems is being reissued with an effective date of March 1, 2013. Coverage under this general permit applies to operators (parishes, cities, towns, military bases, etc.) of storm water drainage systems that typically serve populations between 10,000 and 150,000 persons.
Oil company owner pleads guilty to illegal discharges in state waters
Today, Lobdell Percy Brown III, the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Mandeville-based T&F Oil Company, entered a plea of guilty as a result of the illegal discharge of pollutants into state waters.
St. Landry Parish man pleads guilty to environmental crimes, gets jail time
Monday, Joseph L. Jones, 58, of St. Landry Parish, pled guilty to 11 felony charges involving criminal violations of Plaisance Development Corporation's water discharge permits in St. Landry Parish. Jones was the president of Plaisance Development Corporation which operated six wastewater treatment plants in St. Landry Parish as well as six wastewater treatment plants in Evangeline Parish. Jones was charged with knowingly violating the Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit by exceeding discharge limitations and not providing monitoring results for the facilities operated in St. Landry Parish.
Registration is now open for the Louisiana Envirothon environmental competition
Registration for the Louisiana Envirothon environmental competition to be held, March 9 at the LSU Ag Center Burden Center in Baton Rouge, is now open.