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DiscoverDEQ - eNewsletter - July 2014

What's Inside? Hurricanes are a fact of life - DEQ is prepared, Mobile Air Monitoring Lab stands ready to deploy statewide, DEQ Mobile Command Center stands ready for hurricane response, IdleAir launches innovative emissions reduction plan through Truck Stop electrification, Scouts in Scott take on storm drain marking project, Mike Daniels becomes Vice Chairman, of the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network, DEQ offers Free Open Burning Workshops in August, DEQ On The Move, Who's Who At DEQ?

    DEQ offers free Open Burning Workshops

    NEW- Revised date for Alexandria 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.

    Air Quality Summary - May 2014

      DiscoverDEQ eNewsletter - June 2014

      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?

        DEQ to move Mobile Command Center out of Bayou Corne for routine maintenance

        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.

        New Jersey man and Louisiana man arrested for the illegal disposal of harmful substances

        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.

          DEQ issues Administrative Order to cease certain Shreveport landfill operations

          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.

            Shell Oil Products U. S. property is Ready for Reuse

            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.

            Twelfth Extension and Reissuance of Sixteenth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - Hurricane Katrina

              DEQ offers free workshops on open burning

              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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