DEQ is forecasting an Ozone Action Day for the Baton Rouge area for July 28, 2015. The weather conditions will be favorable for the formation of ozone.
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Louisiana citizens create a model litter ordinance template for communities

Citizens of Louisiana, environmental groups and government representatives have created a turnkey solution that can address litter control and develop accompanying infrastructure to enable enforcement mechanisms. The Louisiana Local Government Litter Ordinance Template and Handbook will be introduced at the Louisiana Municipal Association Convention in Lafayette.

Environmental Crime Investigation Techniques course to be held August 4-7 in Baton Rouge

An Environmental Crime Investigation Techniques course will be held on August 4 through 7 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, 103 France St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Registration is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, with class concluding at noon on Aug. 7. The course is hosted by the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards

Tell us who about an Everyday Hero who helps fight litter in your community. Nominations are now open for the 2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards until September 10, 2015.

DEQ offers hands-on training for NetDMR online reporting in three locations

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 who have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information about discharges into waters of the state.

    DEQ postpones Tubal-Cain hearing, extends comment period

    Today, Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch announced the public hearing on Tubal-Cain's permit application will be postponed until Aug. 18. The public comment period will also be extended until Aug. 31.

    Discover DEQ - ENewsletter June 2015

    What's Inside? Litter, litter everywhere - what to do about the problem?; It's moving day for DEQ!; NOLA Brewing Company supports environmental sustainability; UST Division ensures fuel storage tank compliance throughout the state; Spotlight: Jennifer Elee has been helping keep X-rays safe for 22 years; DEQ responds to wastewater odor complaint in Ascension Parish; Louisiana Clean Fuels Gala and conference held in Baton Rouge; Who's Who at DEQ?

      Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the matter of Red River flooding of June 2015

      Discover DEQ - May 2015

      What's Inside? - DEQ and the city of Shreveport work to improve air quality; Volunteers from DEQ participate in canoe trip for McMains Children's Developmental Center; Air Field Services group's work is vital to air quality efforts; DEQ oversees water sampling of crawfish ponds in Acadia Parish; DEQ delivers Hurricane Resource Manuals to parishes for fourth year; Second Line Stages promotes environmentally friendly practices; DEQ hosts information booth at annual 'Greening Day' event at LSU; DEQ On The Move; Who's Who at DEQ?

      Lafourche Parish man sentenced to jail and to pay $50,000 restitution for environmental crime, theft and criminal damage to property

      Yesterday, a Lafourche Parish man, who was arrested in September 2014 by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways, pled guilty to this charge in the 17th Judicial District Court in Thibodaux.

      DEQ delivers 2015 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes

      This week, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality began distributing an updated 2015 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes. The manual contains information pertaining to hurricane/emergency recovery assistance as it relates to permitting, debris collection and environmental cleanup resources.

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