The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring a free workshop to assist fire departments, municipalities and the general public with understanding the air quality regulations concerning open burning. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the regulations, as well as information on opening burning do's and don'ts. All workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
If your community has abandoned buildings or potentially contaminated property, you may want to attend a free brownfields workshop being held in New Orleans. The workshop is co-hosted by the Regional Planning Commission, the South Central Planning and Development Commission, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Brownfields Association and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program at Kansas State University.
What's Inside? St. Landry Parish is on the cutting edge of biogas technology, Shell Oil Products U.S. cleans up 17 acres of contaminated property, DEQ assesses Water Quality within the Bayou Choctaw Drainage Basin, DEQ plays an active role in breast health awareness, Hurricane Resource Manuals delivered to parishes, Free workshops on open burning scheduled in July, DEQ On The Move, Who's Who At DEQ?On Monday, June 30, DEQ will move its Mobile Command Center out of the Bayou Corne area for relocation to DEQ Headquarters in Baton Rouge. The Mobile Command Center will undergo routine maintenance in preparation for hurricane season. During the tropical storm and hurricane season, the unit is used as a mobile logistical and operational resource in support of DEQ's emergency response mission.
Today, investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested a New Jersey man for felony illegal disposal of harmful substances.
Today, the Department of Environmental Quality issued an administrative order requiring a Shreveport landfill owned by Harrelson Material Management, Inc. to cease receiving and disposing of new material, which is believed to be causing fire and smoke issues at the landfill site. DEQ issued the order out of an abundance of caution and is currently testing environmental conditions at the site and monitoring the air in the area. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Shell Oil Products U.S. celebrated the completion of a Ready for Reuse project at the former Metairie Lube Oil Blending Facility at a ceremony at DEQ headquarters today. Shell was awarded a determination letter and certificate by DEQ and EPA signifying that the site has been cleaned up and can be put back into use. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring a free workshop to assist fire departments, municipalities and the general public with understanding the air quality regulations concerning open burning. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the regulations, as well as information on opening burning dos and don'ts. All workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
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