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Zachary man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of gasoline and diesel fuel

A Zachary man was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the 18th Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Leon Wallace, 58, of 23291 Plank Road, Zachary, illegally dumped gasoline and diesel fuel behind a Port Allen video poker casino in January 2013.

02/12/15
DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to Evangeline Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Evangeline Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, 'Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time.' The program's goal is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting the area's drinking water.

02/12/15
DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is sponsoring free training sessions for communities, businesses and other organizations that will give them an understanding of DEQ construction stormwater permits. These sessions will provide an overview of stormwater general permits and the requirements for operators of construction projects to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater. An emphasis will be placed on new requirements in the 2014 Large Construction General Permit, LAR100000.

02/04/15
St. Mary Drinking Water Protection Program schedules second committee meeting

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program Team has been working with citizens in St. Mary Parish to protect their drinking water. A committee has been formed and the program has scheduled a second meeting.

01/16/15
News Releases & Media Advisories Is your home or commercial sewage treatment system working properly? LDEQ offers tips on how to maintain your system

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program Team has been working with citizens in St. Mary Parish to protect their drinking water. A committee has been formed and the program has scheduled a second meeting.

01/16/15
McNeely named DEQ assistant secretary for environmental compliance

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch named Chance McNeely assistant secretary for environmental compliance, a recently vacated unclassified position, effective Jan. 12. McNeely was previously a policy advisor in the Office of the Governor where he served as a liaison to DEQ.

01/09/15
EPA settlements with violators benefit communities

Agreements will result in more than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in La., Texas and N.M.

12/18/14
DEQ comments on EPA Clean Power Plan 12/02/14