DEQ offers free workshops on air permitting and emissions

Oct 16, 2014

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering four free training sessions around the state to help the public understand the DEQ air permitting process and the permitting of air emissions

These sessions, DEQ Air Permitting 301: Understanding Permitted versus Actual Emissions, will focus on the typical sources for determining emission rates and establishes a level of accuracy for each type. The presentation explains how those rates can be adjusted for different operations and other variables The differences between the permitted emissions and actual emissions will be discussed and how those emissions are used in prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) applications, inspections/enforcement and submissions to the emissions reporting and inventory center (ERIC). These workshops are free and open to the public, so please forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

Please register for one of the sessions below:

  • Baton Rouge Area – Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon
    DEQ Conference Center, Oliver Pollock Room
    602 N. 5 th St., Baton Rouge 
  • New Orleans Area – Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon
    Jefferson Parish Library, Napoleon Meeting Room
    4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie 
  • Lake Charles Area – Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to noon
    LSU/SU AgCenter, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles 
  • Pineville Area – Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon
    Main Street Community Center, 708 Main St., Pineville

If you would like to attend any of these workshops please register online at If you would like more information please call (225) 219-3954 or visit the ENVIROSCHOOL website at