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DISCOVER DEQ - Enews - January 2016

What's Inside? DEQ welcomes Chuck Carr Brown, Ph.D., as the 12th secretary; New Air Quality Index shows strengthened EPA standards for Ozone; DEQ works with GOHSEP, partners, in response to Bonnet Carre' Spillway opening; DEQ Environmental Scientist Don Weinell retires from military service; Minta Canelas honored for her "above and beyond" service to the state; Fundraising participation by DEQ nets Baton Rouge Food Bank more than 12,500 meals; Who's Who At DEQ?

Chuck Carr Brown, Ph.D becomes the 12th DEQ Secretary

Gov. John Bel Edwards named Dr. Chuck Carr Brown secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Jan. 11. Brown's appointment is a homecoming. He previously worked at DEQ from 2004 to 2008, serving as assistant secretary for environmental services.

    DEQ reminds residents, businesses to make preparations in Morganza Spillway area

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is reminding residents and businesses located in and around the Morganza Spillway area to make preparations in advance of the potential river flooding in the region.

      DEQ advises residents, businesses to secure structures, movables in advance of potential river flooding

      The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is advising residents and businesses located in and around the Morganza Spillway, Atchafalaya Basin and Mississippi River Basin to make preparations in advance of the potential river flooding in those areas.

      Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the Matter of Red River and Mississippi River flooding - December 2015

      DEQ prepares for potential Red River, Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River flooding

      In response to the heavy rainfall that occurred over the past month, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has prepared for rising water levels along the Red River, Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River throughout the state.

      Texas Oil and Gas Company pleads guilty to felony

        Discover DEQ - ENews - December 2015

        What's Inside? DEQ oversees soil sampling remediation in Lafayette; HAZWOPER class certifies DEQ personnel for situations where hazardous waste is present; University of New Orleans promotes on-campus recycling initiative; Make reduce, reuse and recycle your motto for the holidays; Christmas Tree Recycling 2015; Jennifer Bounds wins tickets to The Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou using GEAUX RIDE; DEQ Holiday Pictures; and Who's Who at DEQ?

          Fourteenth Extension and Reissuance of the Sixteenth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order

          In the matter of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath

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            Information on how and where to recycle your Christmas or holiday tree

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