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. In response to the severe weather event on April 27 which prompted an Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order, DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes.
What's Inside?: Environmental Leadership Awards presented at DEQ;
Geoscientists and engineers attend ethics course at DEQ headquarters;
Joshua Tully, Louisiana Tech University student, receives EPA fellowship;
Eagle Scout project connects fishing with recycling;
Dillard University takes on the EPA Food Recovery Challenge;
DEQ's Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program - Part 3 of 3: How
is water quality data processed and implemented?;
DEQ On The Move;
Who's Who At DEQ?EnviroFlash, DEQ's free automatic notification system, delivers air quality information to you in a timely and convenient manner. Since next week is Air Quality Awareness week nationally and May is Air Quality Awareness Month and the start of ozone season, knowing the air quality is important in planning activities. Through EnviroFlash, information is available to you on a daily basis or on-demand.
Staff members at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) collaborated and came up with a way to mainstream both agencies' paperwork and regulatory workloads, recycle some valuable assets, stimulate more agricultural production and at the same time, help keep the environment clean and safe for human health.Attention local citizens, industry representatives, environmental managers and non-profits: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are sponsoring a free informational webinar on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. CST.The 6 p.m. public hearing for the Nola Oil Terminal Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit application scheduled for tonight, April 14, has been canceled due to inclement weather. The hearing was to have been held at the Belle Chasse Auditorium in Belle Chasse. The LDEQ Office of Environmental Services will reschedule this public hearing at a future date. DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch announced today that DEQ has awarded a contract to close the Harrelson Landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport to Murphy Brothers Trucking and Construction, LLC of Acadia, La. The landfill will be closed by placing a two foot thick layer of clay and six-inch layer of topsoil over the entire disposal area. The disposal area will then be seeded and fertilized to return the site to a more natural appearance. Following closure, the final cover will be monitored for erosion and other potential problems for a minimum of three years.
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