A message from the Secretary

LDEQ Secretary Aurelia S. Giacometto and the staff of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality welcome you to the LDEQ website. The agency’s mission is to protect human health and the environment in Louisiana. As an agency, we are committed to following sound science in assessing environmental issues, adhering to laws and regulations and to making informed decisions that will benefit all Louisianans.

We hope you will find answers here to any environmental questions you have. If you need more help, feel free to contact one of the subject matter experts listed on this site. We are here to serve you, the people of Louisiana.