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DiscoverDEQ - October 2014

Preliminary agreement reached to dispose of explosives; Crescent Park in New Orleans is ready for the public to enjoy; DEQ works with Louisiana Public Broadcasting to educate students about air quality; DEQ's Customer Service Center answers the call; DEQ activates Emergency Debris Management hotline; Ninth annual Water Sweep collects 2.7 tons of trash; Odyssey Day Celebration hosted by Louisiana Clean Fuels; Cupcakes for United Way DEQ participates in Household Hazardous Materials Day in Baton Rouge; Michael Vince, Senior Environmental Scientist, retires from DEQ after 32 years; Who's Who At DEQ?

Outdoor Burn Ban in LaSalle Parish announced by Department of Agriculture and Forestry

LaSalle Parish is currently under an outdoor burn ban. Residents are advised not to burn any materials while the burn ban is in effect. Link: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/alerts/burn-ban-in-effect-for-lasalle-parish/

Crescent Park in New Orleans is Ready for Reuse

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 together have determined that the Crescent Park in New Orleans is Ready for Reuse. A Ready for Reuse Determination is an acknowledgment that environmental conditions on the property are protective of human health and the environment based on its current and anticipated future use.

    DEQ sends reminder on Open Burning regulations

    Burning waste causes air pollution and the open burning of certain materials is prohibited in Louisiana. There are also local ordinances pertaining to what can and can't be burned. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you are violating the law. Under Title 33, section 1109 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, "no person shall cause or allow the burning of waste or other combustible material on any property owned by him or under his control."

    Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order in the matter of the severe weather event 10-13-2014

      DEQ offers free workshops on air permitting and emissions

      The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering four free training sessions around the state to help the public understand the DEQ air permitting process and the permitting of air emissions

      Holden company chosen to extinguish landfill fire

      DEQ and the State Fire Marshal's Office announced today that Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a fire fighting company from Holden, has been contracted to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport.

      DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to St. Mary Parish

      The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected St. Mary 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 their area's drinking water.

      DiscoverDEQ -- September 2014

      What's Inside? Michael Vince, DEQ senior scientist named inaugural president of AAPCA, DEQ conducts waste tire inspections across the state, DEQ staff speak to environmental journalists about permitting and enforcement, Fort Polk moving toward zero waste to landfills by 2020, Volunteers conduct trash sweep of Ward Creek in Baton Rouge, Who's Who At DEQ?

        Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 2014 Annual Report

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