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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.

Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - Severe Weather Event of April 27, 2015

DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes

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.

Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order - In the matter of severe weather event April 27,2015

    Discover DEQ - April 2015

    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?; WHY?; DEQ On The Move; Who's Who At DEQ?

    EnviroFlash - the easy way to get current air quality information

    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.

    EPA to Host Free Webinar on Sustainable Solutions for Alexandria and Pineville

    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.

    DEQ, LDAF sign agreement to define BMP process

    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.

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