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.
Laboratories must submit data to DEQ under new EPA rule
Accredited and in-house laboratories that submit data to DEQ will be required to adhere to new U.S, Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. EPA recently updated its "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures", also known as the "Method Update Rule." The new rule was published on May 18, 2012 and will take effect on June 18, 2012.
City of Zachary closes a $9,300,000 loan for sewage upgrades
Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Zachary celebrated a loan closure in the amount of $9,300,000 for use on the rehabilitation and replacement of sewer collection lines and pump stations in areas throughout the city.
DEQ Enviroschool to host free LPDES General Permit workshops in June
DEQ's Enviroschool program is hosting free sessions on the Louisiana Pollution Discharge Elimination System general water discharge permits in four locations around the state in June. The session on LPDES permits will provide an understanding of water discharge applicability, outfall schedules and how effluent limits and requirements are derived. It will also include a basic overview of stormwater general permits and requirements and preview several new general permits.
Louisiana Environmental Health Association to hold 2012 Annual Business Meeting
The Louisiana Environmental Health Association will hold its 2012 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 24, at the LMOGA House, 730 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.
Asbestos and Lead Workshop to be hosted by DEQ
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will present a free asbestos and lead workshop on May 23. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a summary of the rule revisions of the asbestos regulations, an overview any new lead-based paint activities revisions if they are still being considered by the legislature and issues encountered by DEQ staff this past year. Guest speaker, Glenn Gomes, M.D., will talk about the medical consequences of asbestos exposure. There will be a question-and-answer period. This workshop is open to the public.