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West Baton Rouge Parish to hold Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day, March 21

West Baton Rouge Parish is holding a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day for West Baton Rouge Parish residents only 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Drop-off point is the Mouch Multi-Purpose Arena in Port Allen. No commercial waste will be accepted. For a list of what will and will not be accepted at this HHMCD, please see the attached flyer.

Southern Environmental Enforcement Network recognizes EPA Baton Rouge Resident Office

The Baton Rouge office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division (USEPA-CID) was recognized March 4 by the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network (SEEN) for outstanding achievement in environmental enforcement and extraordinary support of the SEEN. Geary Allen, executive director of SEEN, presented a plaque to Brett Spiers, resident agent in charge of the Baton Rouge office, acknowledging the office's excellent work.

Jeffrey Nolan recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Deepwater Horizon investigation

Jeffrey Nolan, Manager of DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division, was recognized Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Excellence in Criminal Enforcement in the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in April 2010.

Attention - Workshop Cancellation

*****Attention workshop cancellation***** The Construction Stormwater Permit workshop scheduled for March 5 - 10 a.m. - noon at the Tudor Community Center, 341 Bragg Street, Pineville has been rescheduled due to possible inclement weather. The class is rescheduled to Tuesday, April 7 at Kees Park Community Center, 2450 Hwy 28 East, Pineville. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hardy at

    DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits


      DiscoverDEQ - February 2015

      What's Inside? DEQ loan to fund Gonzales sewer system improvements, GeauxRide, rideshare program launches soon in Baton Rouge, DEQ's Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program - Part 1 of 3: The Integrated Report and Water Assessment, DEQ's radiation permit writing and field inspections ensure equipment meets regulations, Service-learning project improves the environment, Bake Sale for the Heart Association-huge success! Ronnie Clark, General Services, retires after 21 years at DEQ, DEQ On the Move,Who's Who At DEQ?

        DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to Evangeline Parish

        The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Evangeline Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, 'Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time.' The program's goal is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting the area's drinking water.

        Zachary man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of gasoline and diesel fuel

        A Zachary man was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the 18th Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Leon Wallace, 58, of 23291 Plank Road, Zachary, illegally dumped gasoline and diesel fuel behind a Port Allen video poker casino in January 2013.

          DEQ Enviroschool to host free training on construction stormwater permits

          The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is sponsoring free training sessions for communities, businesses and other organizations that will give them an understanding of DEQ construction stormwater permits. These sessions will provide an overview of stormwater general permits and the requirements for operators of construction projects to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater. An emphasis will be placed on new requirements in the 2014 Large Construction General Permit, LAR100000.

          Orleans Parish Man pleads guilty to illegally dumping waste tires in Algiers

          An Orleans Parish man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Michele A. Morris, 54, of Algiers, illegally dumped solid waste near 178 Woodland Parkway in Algiers in January 2013.

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