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LDEQ fishing and swimming advisory map now available as an app 07/17/2019

The LDEQ online fishing and swimming advisory map is now available as an application (app) for smartphones. The new app is available through Google Play and the Apple Store. Search: LA Fish Advisories.

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Air News

LDEQ announces new invoice processing procedure 07/02/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is transitioning to a new invoice payment process for the regulated community that will expedite the processing of fees. The new process is slated to begin July 10; applying to fiscal year 2020 invoices and onward.

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Emergency Declarations

Second Extension of Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the matter of Tornados and Severe Weather of April 2019 07/15/2019

The original Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order in regards to the tornados and severe weather in April of 2019 has been extended through August 26, 2019.

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News Release

LDEQ to open a third round of applications for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Settlement projects 07/19/2019

LDEQ is opening the third round of applications for projects and funding from the Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Trust on Aug. 1.

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Environmental Update

Orleans Parish man pleads guilty to illegal disposal of waste tires 01/23/2019

Orleans Parish resident Bryant Joseph Ballard pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 18, in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for illegal disposal of waste tires and unauthorized use of a movable.

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Regulations

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports 03/21/2018

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports. Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Section arrested a Lafayette Parish man on two felony violations of Louisiana’s Water Control Law and two felony violations of filing false public records.

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Public Alerts

Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order 07/11/2019

- In the matter of Natural and Catastrophic Disaster: Tropical Storm Barry

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Fact Sheets

LDEQ encourages securing of household chemicals and items in preparation for Morganza Spillway opening 05/29/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents and business owners in the affected area of the Morganza Spillway to safely secure or remove household chemicals and materials in advance of the Spillway opening June 2.

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Discover DEQ Newsletters

Discover DEQ Newsletter – June 2019 06/28/2019

What's Inside? LDEQ and partners hosted Making it Happen – Brownfields resources in Louisiana, EPA Region 6 and LDEQ quality directors come together, Message from the Secretary and more!

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EPA APPROVES LOUISIANA'S PLN TO MEET SULPHUR DIOXIDE STANDARD

EPA Approves Lousiana's plan to meet SO2 standards in St. Bernard Parish 05/22/2019 Read More > View Full Category